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Every state has to honor court cases legally decided in other states.
Full Faith and Credit Clause
Authority of a court to hear only one particular kind of case.
Limited Jurisdiction
The authority of a court to hear a wide variety or range of cases.
General Jurisdiction
The authority of a court to try a case the first time it is heard.
Original Jurisdition
The authority of a court to review a decision of a lower court or administrative agency.
Appellate Jurisdiction
The power and authority given to a court to hear a case and to make a judgement.
Jurisdiction
Cases between citizens of different states where the amount of money exceeds $75,000.
Diversity of Citizenship
When a case can be filed in Federal or a state court.
Dual Jurisdiction
The process of deciding which court is best for a plaintiffs case.
Forum Shopping
A case that is based on admiralty, patents, copyrights or bankruptcy.
Exclusive Jurisdiction
Federal protection for an invention or design, giving the inventor exclusive ownership rights for a period of time
Patent
Federal protection that gives authors or originators of written or artistic productions (music, plays, etc.) the right to publish, print, or sell it for a period of time.
Copyright
Another name for Appellate courts.
Intermediate Courts
The current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
John Roberts
The Federal court system gets it's authority from ...
1. The United States Constitution
2. Federal laws
State courts get their authority from ...
1. Their state constitutions
2. State laws
State courts almost always have the power to hear cases involving events that....
1. Events that took place in that state.
2. If the defendants live in or are served with a summons and complaint in that state.
(T/F) Most lawsuits that can be filed in federal district court can also be filed in state court.
True
Federal district courts have this type of jurisdiction.
Original Jurisdiction
Appellate courts have this type of jurisdiction.
Appellate Jurisdiction
Supreme courts (both Federal and state) have this type of jurisdiction.
Both Original and Appellate Jurisdiction
Every state has to honor court cases legally decided in other states.
Full Faith and Credit Clause