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misdemeanors are less serious offensives that are punishable with jail time or a fine. Chapter 3 3. Define the term jurisdiction. Jurisdiction is the power of the court to hear and decide if there is a case. 4. Briefly explain the differences between the Federal Court System and the State Court System. The federal court is a uniform court system that has general jurisdiction (they are able to assess a wide variety of subject matter). The State court systems can vary depending on
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Pearson 3 the state; however, they follow the same jurisdiction as federal court systems. Some state courts are limited to specific diversions. Chapter 5 5. Briefly explain the role of the Constitution in the United States. Why is the separation of power so important? What would happen if one branch became more powerful than another? The constitution is the basic setup of our nation and government, it is designed to protect citizen’s rights. It is important that power is separation to ensure no branch of government is too strong. If a single branch had too much power than it would allow them to act any way they see fit.
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