Judicial Branch

Judicial Branch - Judicial Branch: Ch. 11 in Magleby...

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Judicial Branch: Ch. 11 in Magleby Questions: What are the functions of the judicial branch? Characteristics? How does the judicial branch interact with the other branches and how do other branches interact with judicial branch? What is the structure of the branch? What is the selection procedure for Judges? Article 3 of the Constitution Supreme Court is the only national court that the Constitution establishes The Constitution leaves it up to Congress to establish “inferior” courts (i.e. the courts under the Supreme Court) Original Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court: Article 3, Section 2 Characteristics of the federal court system: Adversary System o Criminal Law o Civil Law Justiciable Suits Standing Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys Pleas Judicial discretion Types of Jurisdictions: Original Appellate Structure of the Federal Court System 1. U.S. District Courts (94) a. Trial courts where most federal cases begin, front lines of federal courts
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course POLS 1150 taught by Professor Nichols during the Spring '08 term at GCSU.

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Judicial Branch - Judicial Branch: Ch. 11 in Magleby...

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