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Hears cases on apeal from U.S. District Court, 3 justices, no jury. Appellate jurisdiction
U.S. Court of Appeals
Judge only, original jurisdiction of misdemeanors, civil cases less than $1,000.
General District Court
7 justices, Court of final appeal for Virginia. Limited original jurisdiction.
Virginia Supreme Court
Original jursidiction, judge and jury, federal cases.
U.S. District Court
Judge, no jury, juvenile and family cases.
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
Has the power to issue warrants, set bail, put in jail. Temporarily acts in place of a judge.
Magistrate
9 justices, no jury
U.S. Supreme Court
Highest court in the United States
U.S. Supreme Court
Appellate jurisdiction from circuit courts. 3 justices, no jury.
Virginia Court of Appeals
The power of the court to determine if an action or law is unconstitutional. Applies to state and federal courts.
Judicial review
Civil cases involving amounts under $1,000
Small Claims Courts
Felony cases - criminal cases that might lead to hail terms, civil cases over $1,000. Judge and jury.
Circuit Courts
Retry cases from Virginia District courts
Circuit Courts
Traffic violations
District Courts of Virginia
Only court with a jury at the federal level.
U.S. District Court