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Judicial Branch. Illinois Government. Federal and State. There are two court systems in the United States. The federal court system deals with disputes about laws that apply to the entire United States. State court systems mostly deal with disputes about state laws.

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judicial branch

Judicial Branch

Illinois Government

federal and state
Federal and State
  • There are two court systems in the United States.
  • The federal court system deals with disputes about laws that apply to the entire United States.
  • State court systems mostly deal with disputes about state laws.
  • Each state has its own court system created by its constitution.
what are the responsibilities of the judicial branch
What are the Responsibilities of the Judicial Branch?
  • The Judicial branch decides if laws are carried out fairly.
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on trial
On Trial!
  • Trial court is the first to hear a case.
  • Lawyers use evidence to prove their side is right.
  • In a jury trial-a group of twelve people listen to the evidence and decide who wins the case.
  • In a bench trial there is no jury, so the judge gives the verdict.
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Judicial Branch
  • Trial Court in Illinois is called the Circuit Court.

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Judicial Branch
  • The Appellate Court hears appeals from the Circuit Courts.
  • The losing side can ask a higher court to look at the verdict and replace it with a different decision.
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Judicial Branch
  • The Supreme Court has general administrative and supervisory authority over all courts in the state. (highest level of court)

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