Limitations on Judicial Power
Standing Article III requires that (1) the party must have sufered a concrete
injury or be in imminent danger of sufering such a loss (2) the injury must be
traceable to the defendant, and (3) the party must show that
State Court Systems
States develop their own court systems, so they vary widely by state
State courts jurisdiction comes from state constitutions.
Courts of Limited Jurisdiction: Handle limited, specialized claims
1. Municipal Courts (Trafc Courts
*April 10th* Extra credit to go to the Prison at 1:00 p.m.
Tonight we are talking about the significance of law enforcement in the judicial system.
Common denominator is probation
Guest Speaker: Stephanie Webb
Graduated from LSU and intended to go
Administrative Law: The law that governs the actions of administrative bodies.
Constitutional Courts: Created by Article III (Talks about the Supreme Courts
and gives Congress the power to make statutes) and the US Constitution.
Lecture: Specializing courts and how they fit into the legal system in a modern sense.
Specialized courts are completely different from anything that we have talked about yet. These
courts are relatively new and began in 1989 in Florida. A judge in M
Ways the law promotes certainty
Precedents: Decisions in previous cases that guide future decisions
Stare Decisis: Let the decision stand. The practice of adhering to
Historical Development of the Common Law Tradition
Divine Right of King
Lecture: Civil Law
Judicial Court District Judge Curtis Callaway
He is a disrtict court judge in the 19th Judicial District. He is on his fourth term. He used to be a
city court judge like Judge Davis. Often times students come in and sit in his cour
Criminal Procedure Lecture
Guest speaker(s): Chacita Tate(public defender) and Maria Finley(Prosecutor)
She is on the Criminal Defense Bar
She is 32 and has been in the legal system since she was 15. Has worked under judges
and done othe
Federal Judges: Nominated by the president and conrmed by the Senate.
State Judges: Four states appoint state judges; the rest use some type of
Petit Jury Vary by state, how many you have to
For Judicial Power in the United States
Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political thinker, visited the United States in the
1830s. He subsequently wrote a book entitled, Democracy in America, in
which he discussed his views of the US pol