Federal Court System

By: Tykeria Hines

Federal Court System and Different Levels and Responsibilities of Each Level

The Federal Court System hears cases that involve Constitutionality of a law.


District Courts- a state of Federal trial court

Circuit Courts-a court that sits in more than one place in a judicial district

Supreme Court of the United States-has the power to decide appeals on all cases brought in federal court

Types of Jurisdiction

  • Cases in which the United States is a party
  • Cases involving violations of the U.S. Constitution or federal laws
  • Cases between citizens of different states if the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000 (under diversity jurisdiction)