The Structure Of Courts In The 50 States Court System

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The structure of the courts begins with trial courts which have original jurisdiction. Each of the 50 states has their own court system which is why a vast majority of cases begin in state courts although, most cases do not even make it to court at all. Most criminal and civil disputes are settled outside of court due to not enough time and resources for each case to be heard and resolved. Cases heard by state courts are most criminal, probate, contract, tort, and family law cases. In civil court cases their is a plantiff that hears the case who will decide if it will be brought to state or federal court. You can only start in the district courts if your case meets certain important critieria. Most criminal cases start in state courts so if you do not agree with the outcome of the trial court you …show more content…
The U.S District Courts consist of 94 district or trial courts which resolve disagreements by assessing the facts and applying the correct legal principle to come to the decision of which party is correct in their claim. Trial courts consist of a district judge who decided which cases to take and a jury that decides who is correct in the dispute. In each state their is one district court, accordingly. There are also two special types of trial courts such as the Court of International Trade which attends to international trade and custom law issues. The U.S Court of Federal Claims handles any disputes involving harmful money claims against the United States government. If a party is unsatisfied with the outcome of a district U.S court they may appeal to the U.S Court of Appeals. The constitution states that "federal judges are to be nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. They normally will hold office for their entire lifes in they continually meet the behavior standards. Although they may be impeached due to

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