CJS200 Week 5 Checkpoint Responsibilities of State and Federal Courts

CJS200 Week 5 Checkpoint Responsibilities of State and Federal Courts

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Responsibilities of State and Federal Courts Additionally the court system varies slightly from state to state. In several states you have municipal courts which handle city ordinance violations as well as most minor state law violations such as traffic violations. Dual Court systems are made up of the Federal and State courts. Federal courts are responsible for overseeing acts that violate Federal law. Hence, State courts deal with acts that violate State law. The harsher penalties are normally held within or overseen in Federal Courts. State courts can include lower courts, trial courts, appellate courts, and state court. Federal courts include district courts, U.S courts of appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. State judges are usually elected while federal judges are usually appointed by the president and the Senate. Federal judges can remain in office for a lifetime. The federal court system is made up of three levels. The three levels are the U.S. district courts, U.S. courts of appeals, and the U.S. supreme courts. The
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CJS200 Week 5 Checkpoint Responsibilities of State and Federal Courts

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