Compare And Contrast Federal And State Courts

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In the United States of America there are two types of courts, federal and state. Federal courts are created under the Constitution to determine debates involving the Constitution and laws passed by Congress. State courts are created by a state which includes local courts created by cities, counties, and other municipalities. The differences between federal and state courts are defined mainly by jurisdiction. Federal court jurisdiction hear lawsuits against the United States and those involving specific federal laws (e.g., criminal, antitrust, bankruptcy, patent, copyright, and some maritime cases). State courts have a broad jurisdiction and hear cases involving individual citizens (e.g., robberies, traffic violations, contract breaches, family disputes, and probate). This student will be comparing the federal court system to that of my state of residence, Missouri.
Kansas City, Missouri is home to the largest municipal government in the state and is the seat of the Western District of Missouri Court of Appeals Federal representation. The diagram below represents the fundamental idea behind Federalism where the power of government is divided between one national government and state or regional government. This student is comparing the federal court system to the Missouri court system.
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A circuit judge is elected by all the circuit and associate circuit judges in that circuit to serve as the presiding judge, who serves as the chief administrative officer over all circuit divisions. All legal cases, except certain administrative proceedings and most cases involving "extraordinary" remedies, originate in the circuit court. It has general authority over all civil and criminal matters. Sarah W. Hays is the Presiding Judge and a couple of other circuit judges for Judicial Circuit 16 are: John T. Maughmer, and James C.

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