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I u.s. Supreme Court ~H_ig_h_es_t_a_pp_e_ll_a_te_c_o_ur_t_s---l State Supreme Court (sometimes I...- --l called Court of Appeals) 1 Trial courts of general jurisdiction Trial courts oflimited jurisdiction FIG U R E 1- 2 The American Court System FEDERAL COURTS U.S. Courts of Appeals (12) U.S. Court of Appeals for the ~ Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces t U.S. District Courts (94) Examples: Court of Federal Claims. Court of International Trade. '--- Court of Veterans Appeals. Tax Court Intermediate appeUate courts STATE COURTS t Court of Appeals (exist in about
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Unformatted text preview: two-thirds of all states; some-I~ times called Superior or District Courts) t District Courts (sometimes called Circuit, Superior, or Supreme Courts) t Examples: Juvenile Court, Small Claims Court, Justice of the-Peace, Magistrate Court, and Family Court SOU RC E: Lee Epstein. jeffrey A. Segal. Harold J. Spaeth. and Thomas G. Walker, The Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, and Drvdopmcnts, 3d ed. (Washington, D.C: CQ Press, 2001), Figure 7-2....
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