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Unformatted text preview: penalty cases…they go straight to the Supreme Court. 5. Supreme Court -- • 7 justices appointed by the General Assembly to serve 12-year terms. • Appeal as a general rule is not a matter of right. Exception: etweenFederalAndStateCourts.aspx C. Federal Court System 1. District Court – Entry level court of general jurisdiction. 2. Court of Appeals -- 3. Supreme Court 4. Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts -- • Federal Question • U.S. is a party • Diversity of Citizenship...
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- Spring '14
- Law, Supreme Court of the United States