Module 6 Lesson 1 Practice Activity

BY: AVA MARIE STORY

DISTRICT COURTS

  • where trials are held and lawsuits begin
  • states have at least one
  • has original jurisdiction
  • hear both civil and criminal cases
  • there are 94 total in the U.S

APPEALS

  • review the decisions of the lower court
  • there are 12 court appeals
  • the 13th has nationwide jurisdiction
  • this court doesn't determine guilt or innocence
  • most appeals are final

OFFICIALS OF THE COURT

  • each district has at least 2 judges
  • each appellate court has between 6-27 judges
  • there are 9 judges in the Supreme Court
  • federal judges are appointed by the President and approved by the senate