14-The Courts - Government and Governing Government and...

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overnment and Governing Government and Governing The Courts
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he Structural Context of Court The Structural Context of Court Behavior Constitutional powers Article III (the Judicial Article) provides very little detail about the organization and operations of the judicial branch The Supreme Court is the only court specifically mentioned in Article III of the Constitution. Congress was given the task of establishing “such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” Article III specifies the jurisdiction of the federal courts
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U.S. Supreme Court A court of both original jurisdiction and appellate risdiction jurisdiction The size of the Court is determined by Congress; the number has been set at nine since 1869 The decisions and opinions of the Supreme Court become the most important sources of precedent on federal and tit ti l ti f t t ll l l f constitutional questions for courts at all levels of jurisdiction
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U. S. Supreme Court Congress determines the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court The Supreme Court serves as an appellate court for e federal appeals courts and for the highest courts the federal appeals courts and for the highest courts of the states Appellate jurisdiction is discretionary; the Supreme Court decides for itself whether to accept a case
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U. S. Supreme Court The Constitution establishes the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court Disputes involving ambassadors and other iplomatic personnel diplomatic personnel Cases in which two or more states are parties to the dispute Disputes between the federal government and a state Disputes between a state and a citizen from another state
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14-The Courts - Government and Governing Government and...

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