Judicial Process Notes 1

Judicial Process Notes 1 - Judicial Process Roles of the...

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Judicial Process Roles of the Federal Court: Policy-making Non-enforcing Jurisdiction – can be a geographical aspect to it, authority to decide a case Subject-matter jurisdiction: certain courts can only hear certain things Articles of Confederation no federal court Constitutional Conference was an attempt to rewrite the Articles. Article 3 is short because they figured that Congress can finalize it later Judiciary Act of 1789 – anti-federalists want state rights, federalists want to ensure economic security Congress decides that Supreme Court will have 9 justices District Courts – limits their geographical jurisdiction to state boundaries [under Judiciary Act of 1789] major victory for anti-federalists [fear of being judged by people who aren’t your peers, those who live/reside within your state] Federal judiciary is overworked [Court of Appeals Act of 1891] Judges Bill in 1925, congress gives supreme court ability to decide which cases they want to hear and those they don’t
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