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Unformatted text preview: Texas. District Courts in Colorado hear cases of civil, domestic relations, felony criminal appeals, and exclusive juvenile. District Courts in Texas are State Trial Courts that hear cases of general and special jurisdiction. County Level Courts are a separate tier in the Texas system and help alleviate the workload of Texas District Courts hearing cases of limited jurisdiction. The lower courts for both states hear cases ranging from misdemeanor criminal cases such as small amounts of marijuana to city ordinances such as traffic violation. I believe the Colorado courts system is more effective simply due to less complexity. The independent approach of the Texas court system would cause confusing perceptions of laws. Overlapping jurisdiction would add to the confusion of the Texas courts system. One positive of the complex system may be in the ability to manage more case loads....
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- Winter '11