Levels of the Federal Court System
Supreme Court- highest court in the federal court system, nine justices meeting in Washington D.C. , appeals jurisdiction through ceritiori process
Courts of appeal- intermediate level in the federal court system-12 regional "circuit courts" including D.C. Circuit-No original jurisdiction; strictly appellate-
Courts of appeal- lowest level, no appeallate, 94 judicial districts in 50 states, orginial jurisdiction over most cases
Types of Jurisdiction
Only they may hear and decide such cases.
They share jurisdiction and either may hear the cases.