The Court System- BUL6444

The Court System- BUL6444 - THE COURT SYSTEM I....

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THE COURT SYSTEM I. JURISDICTION (jx) : A court’s right to hear a case. A. Exclusive jx.: A court has the exclusive right to decide an issue; no other court has the right/power to decide this legal issue. Ex.: US Bankruptcy Court B. Limited jx: A court’s right to hear cases is limited to a specific issue or issues. Ex: US Tax Court, US Bankruptcy Court (Note: the US Bankruptcy Cts. Have both exclusive AND limited jurisdiction.) C. General jx: These courts can hear most types of issues/cases. There are few limitations imposed on their right to hear specific issues or cases. (Except as to those issues belonging to courts of exclusive jx., see above. II. TRIAL COURTS: Are courts of first impression. It is at this level that evidence is presented. . It is the job of the trial courts to determine the facts in a case. A trial can be before a jury (jury trial) or before a judge (bench trial). Trial court decisions have no value as precedent and are not published. III. APPELLATE COURTS (or Courts of Appeal): These courts hear appeals from the trial courts. No evidence is ever presented, since appellate courts do not determine the
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course BUL 6444 taught by Professor Tessitore,j during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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