UNIT_1_Understanding_Courts_for_Students

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UNIT 1 : Structure and Function of the Legal System: U.S. COURTS MC 3080, Section 1 Fall 2011 Copyright Coyle 2011
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Overview Understand general structure of U.S court system Differentiate civil from criminal cases Define burden of proof for civil and criminal cases Know how a case may be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court Be able to identify and define subject matter jurisdiction and diversity of citizenship jurisdiction Copyright Coyle 2011
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Types of Cases Civil Alleges violation of a _____ ____ Examples: libel, invasion of privacy, breach of contract Burden of Proof: ___________ __ _____________ Criminal Alleges violation of a _______ ___ Examples: burglary, murder, assault Burden of Proof: ______ _ __________ ____ Copyright Coyle 2011
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Criminal Jurisdiction State Federal Copyright Coyle 2011
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General Structure: U.S. Court System Federal                      Louisiana Courts of Last Resort within Jurisdiction U.S. Supreme Court    
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