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Federal Court System

1. Give two examples of the types of cases that belong in the federal court system. Explain why they belong in the federal court system.
2. Why does our federal court system require both subject matter jurisdiction and personal jurisdiction be established to hear a case?
3. What does the concept of minimum contacts seek to establish? Why is this concept important?
4. What do you think is the single most important step in a trial? Why?
5. What are the three distinct levels in the federal court system? How do they relate to one another?
6. What is a key factor that led to the rise of alternative dispute resolution? Is this factor still occurring today?
7. What are some differences between mediation and arbitration?
8. Is agreeing in advance to submit to alternative dispute resolution in a contract always fair to both parties? Give an example where this structure might be unfair to one party.

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Federal Court System Cases:

This is a system that is composed of judicial branches of the federal government of the United States which is placed under the US constitution. The federal court system has its jurisdictions spelt out in an article which specifies that cases that it can hear. The federal courts have only been mandated to hear two main categories of cases; the diversity of citizenship cases and the federal question cases. This is based on the fact that this system of operations has limited jurisdictions (What is, n.d).

The diversity of citizenship is where the federal courts hold the power to handle the cases of a civil nature from varied geographical locations at a certain amount set by the federal law. The federal question cases are handled by the federal law since they arise from the constitution and the laws of the U.S. The following are the examples of the cases that are handled by the federal court; suits between states, bankruptcy, patent, copyright and trademark cases and federal crime among others.

Subject matter jurisdiction an the personal Jurisdiction:

All the courts have two categories of jurisdiction; subject matter jurisdiction and the personal jurisdiction. The federal courts hold the jurisdiction above the civil actions and the criminal cases that are in the within the federal realm laws. The federal court system requires the subject matter jurisdiction and the personal jurisdiction based on the following fact; the jurisdictions hold the tendency of overlapping. This will lead to an act where the certain cases which were heard in the state court to be heard in the federal court.

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The solution discusses the federal court system.