DO-NOW We will complete a do-now after WSMS.   It’s been 4 days since you thought about civics…you    might want to look...
DO-NOW Please work on your do-now silently.
ANNOUNCEMENTSGood weekend?!Republican debate tonight on CNBC at 8pmStudy guide due FridayProject questions?
REVIEW What did we do…last Friday?   What activities did we do?   What information did we learn?
Take outSORTING HAT TIME!   your                    homework!
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION The Virginia Department of Education is a part of the  executive branch of Virginia. How...
VIRGINIA’S JUDICIAL   Unit: State &                      Local Govts           BRANCH
TAKE-HOME POINTDo you think the Virginia court system establishes justice? Explain your position.
TODAY’S AGENDA Do-Now Announcements + Review + Sorting Hat State Judicial Branch/ Virginia Court System     Video Clip...
VIDEO CLIP Has anyone ever seen Monty Python and the Holy  Grail? As we watch the video clip, ask yourself “Is justice  ...
Virginia’sNOTES!   Court         System
VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEMVirginia has its own    I’m the Albemarle separate court          County Courthouse. system whose ...
VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEMThe most supreme of the Virginia courts is the Virginia Supreme Court. It has 6 justices, a chief ...
VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEM Underneath the Virginia     Court of Appeals of Virginia  Supreme Court is the  next level of cou...
VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEM The next level of courts     Think of it like this- if you  are the Circuit Courts of    wanted t...
CIRCUIT COURTS Examples of cases these courts would hear with original  jurisdiction:   Concurrent jurisdiction with gen...
VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEM             The lowest level of courts              in Virginia are the General              Dist...
GENERAL DISTRICT COURT & JUVENILE &    DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURTExamples of cases that would go to these courts:  Juvenil...
VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEM All of these courts hear both civil and criminal cases. The procedure for criminal case:   A pe...
VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEMThe procedure for a civil case is: The plaintiff files a complaint to recover  damages or receive...
PRIMARY SOURCE   Lookin’ at                 a doc!      ANALYSIS
QUEL COURT?!   Practice
TAKE-HOME POINTDo you think the Virginia court system establishes justice? Explain your position.
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State judicial branch pp

  1. 1. DO-NOW We will complete a do-now after WSMS.  It’s been 4 days since you thought about civics…you might want to look over your notes on Virginia’s executive branch during WSMS.
  2. 2. DO-NOW Please work on your do-now silently.
  3. 3. ANNOUNCEMENTSGood weekend?!Republican debate tonight on CNBC at 8pmStudy guide due FridayProject questions?
  4. 4. REVIEW What did we do…last Friday?  What activities did we do?  What information did we learn?
  5. 5. Take outSORTING HAT TIME! your homework!
  6. 6. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION The Virginia Department of Education is a part of the executive branch of Virginia. How? What all do they do that af fects us?
  7. 7. VIRGINIA’S JUDICIAL Unit: State & Local Govts BRANCH
  8. 8. TAKE-HOME POINTDo you think the Virginia court system establishes justice? Explain your position.
  9. 9. TODAY’S AGENDA Do-Now Announcements + Review + Sorting Hat State Judicial Branch/ Virginia Court System  Video Clip- “She’s a WITCH!”  Notes  Primary Sourcin’ It  Quel Court?!- Worksheet-style- potentially hw Take-Home Point
  10. 10. VIDEO CLIP Has anyone ever seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail? As we watch the video clip, ask yourself “Is justice taking place here?”
  11. 11. Virginia’sNOTES! Court System
  12. 12. VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEMVirginia has its own I’m the Albemarle separate court County Courthouse. system whose I bet you could get organization and community service jurisdiction come hours if you visited from Virginia’s me! Lolz. constitution and state laws.The present judicial system in Virginia is made up of 4 levels of courts.
  13. 13. VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEMThe most supreme of the Virginia courts is the Virginia Supreme Court. It has 6 justices, a chief justice, and no jury. It has appellate jurisdiction and limited original The Virginia Supreme Court is located in Richmond, the capital city of VA. jurisdiction.
  14. 14. VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEM Underneath the Virginia Court of Appeals of Virginia Supreme Court is the next level of courts, the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Here, there are judges and no juries. They have appellate jurisdiction to review decisions of Circuit Courts. Circuit Courts
  15. 15. VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEM The next level of courts Think of it like this- if you are the Circuit Courts of wanted to buy a CD, first Virginia. you’d go to Target or Wal-Mart because it’s These courts have a cheaper there. Then you judge and could be with might go to Circuit City or or without a jury. Best Buy!! They have appellate jurisdiction from District Courts. They also have original jurisdiction for felony criminal cases and for certain civil cases.
  16. 16. CIRCUIT COURTS Examples of cases these courts would hear with original jurisdiction:  Concurrent jurisdiction with general district courts for civil cases dealing with the amounts $4,500-$25,000.  Civil cases dealing with $25,000 or more  Divorce matters  Wills  Adoptions  All felonies that could be punished with at least 1 year sentence
  17. 17. VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEM  The lowest level of courts in Virginia are the General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.  There’s a judge but no jury.  They have original jurisdiction for misdemeanors and civil cases generally involving lower dollar amounts and original jurisdiction in juvenile and family cases.
  18. 18. GENERAL DISTRICT COURT & JUVENILE & DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURTExamples of cases that would go to these courts:  Juvenile delinquencies and status offenses  Juveniles accused of traffic violations  Children in need of services or supervision  Children subjected to abuse  Disputes over custody of children
  19. 19. VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEM All of these courts hear both civil and criminal cases. The procedure for criminal case:  A person accused of a crime may be arrested if the police have probable cause.  The accused may be committed to jail or released on bail.  The case proceeds to an arraignment where probable cause is reviewed, an attorney may be appointed for the defendant, and a plea is entered.  A court date is set, and a trial is conducted.  A guilty verdict may be appealed.
  20. 20. VIRGINIA’S COURT SYSTEMThe procedure for a civil case is: The plaintiff files a complaint to recover damages or receive compensation. Cases can be heard by a judge or a jury. Cases can be appealed.
  21. 21. PRIMARY SOURCE Lookin’ at a doc! ANALYSIS
  22. 22. QUEL COURT?! Practice
  23. 23. TAKE-HOME POINTDo you think the Virginia court system establishes justice? Explain your position.

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