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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.
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 out
SORTING HAT TIME!   your
                    homework!
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?
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- “She’s a WITCH!”
     Notes
     Primary Sourcin’ It
     Quel Court?!- Worksheet-style- potentially hw
 Take-Home Point
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?”
Virginia’s
NOTES!   Court
         System
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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. 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. DO-NOW  Please work on your do-now silently.
  • 3. ANNOUNCEMENTS Good weekend?! Republican debate tonight on CNBC at 8pm Study guide due Friday Project questions?
  • 4. REVIEW  What did we do…last Friday?  What activities did we do?  What information did we learn?
  • 5. Take out SORTING HAT TIME! your homework!
  • 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. VIRGINIA’S JUDICIAL Unit: State & Local Govts BRANCH
  • 8. TAKE-HOME POINT Do you think the Virginia court system establishes justice? Explain your position.
  • 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. 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. Virginia’s NOTES! Court System
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. PRIMARY SOURCE Lookin’ at a doc! ANALYSIS
  • 22. QUEL COURT?! Practice
  • 23. TAKE-HOME POINT Do you think the Virginia court system establishes justice? Explain your position.