FrontPage : OL on your desk. Describe the 3 levels of the federal judiciary. Homework : OL 11.3 due Tuesday. Structure of the Federal Judiciary. Let’s review . We’ve learned about the purpose and history of the Federal Courts (3 rd branch)
FrontPage: OL on your desk. Describe the 3 levels of the federal judiciary.
Homework: OL 11.3 due Tuesday
“The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.”
**There are also several other courts which specialize in various areas…more on that later.
in the way that the President or
Congress can…it is a “passive”
**Most of the cases that reach the SC do so by working “up” through the other two levels of the federal court system
California has over 100 judges and magistrates…
FYI – North Dakota has 4 judges and 3 magistrates
A cartoon from 1885 depicts Supreme Court justices being deluged with petitions to review cases from district courts.
Typically, a panel of judges will hear appeals and make their decision.