Module 6 Assignment 1

Federal Court System

3 levels of Federal system

  1. Top -> Supreme Court
  2. Middle -> Appeals Courts
  3. Bottom -> District Courts


  • Courts authority To decide and hear cases

Over 8 kinds of cases

Over 8 kinds of cases

-- Lawsuits between citizens of 2 diff. states

-- Applies to U.S. constitution

--Disagreement between state governments

--Violations of federal laws

-- Cases involving U.S. diplomats

--Disagreements between American private party, foreign, or U.S. government

--Maritime and admiralty laws concerning crimes or accidents

--U.S. government sues someone or someone sues U.S. government