Federal Court System
By: Kaley Gallop
Types of Jurisdiction
Appellate Jurisdiction- the authority to hear a case appealed from a lower case.
Wide Jurisdiction- the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has nation.
Responsibilities At Each Level
District Courts consist of hearing both civil and criminal cases for the first time. Each of the 12 U.S. Court of Appeals covers a particular geographic area and they have the authority to hear a case appealed from a lower case. Lastly, Appeals Courts do not hold trials; a panel of judges review the case records and listen to arguments from lawyers on both sides.