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Chapter 6The Court System
   Arresting   Trying   Convicting   Long time   Many steps
   Philosophy of law   Settle disputes   Body of written laws/codes   Regulate interactions
   Civil:-”private law”-between private parties-preponderance of the evidence   Criminal:-violation of laws-Government/p...
•   Territory/subject/people•   Court•   Exercise lawful authority•   Statute or constitution
   Article 3 of US Constitution:The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one   Supreme Court, and in s...
   100 courts for US   13 federal judicial circuits
   8 justices/1 Chief justice-appointed by president/confirmed by senate-serve for life   Appeals:-constitutional issues...
Majority:-agree in outcome/reasoning (opinion)Concurring:-agree outcome/different reasonsDissenting:-disagree
   Limited jurisdiction:-municipal/traffic   General jurisdiction:-trial courts   Appellate:-review transcripts-hear ar...
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  1. 1. Chapter 6The Court System
  2. 2.  Arresting Trying Convicting Long time Many steps
  3. 3.  Philosophy of law Settle disputes Body of written laws/codes Regulate interactions
  4. 4.  Civil:-”private law”-between private parties-preponderance of the evidence Criminal:-violation of laws-Government/people violated-beyond reasonable doubt
  5. 5. • Territory/subject/people• Court• Exercise lawful authority• Statute or constitution
  6. 6.  Article 3 of US Constitution:The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.-Marbury v. Madison (1803)-”judicial review”-power to declare laws/acts uncosntitutional
  7. 7.  100 courts for US 13 federal judicial circuits
  8. 8.  8 justices/1 Chief justice-appointed by president/confirmed by senate-serve for life Appeals:-constitutional issues-not guilt/innocence-over turn convictions-not free/retrial
  9. 9. Majority:-agree in outcome/reasoning (opinion)Concurring:-agree outcome/different reasonsDissenting:-disagree
  10. 10.  Limited jurisdiction:-municipal/traffic General jurisdiction:-trial courts Appellate:-review transcripts-hear arguments-not guilt/innocence
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