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You have been told that you and one of the company senior partners will be attending a US Court of Appeals hearing in the near future. To prepare you for this visit the partner will e-mail you a list of cases in the news and asks you which of these cases might be heard by the US Court of Appeals during the visit?

Send an email back to the partner, explaining which of the cases below that would be heard in the US Court of Appeals and explain why.

A case involving a dispute between Colorado, Utah and Arizona over water rights.
A case involving an appeal of a 5th U.S. District court decision regarding the right of Texas high school students to recite prayers over the school PA system before football games.
A case involving a state law prohibiting the import of nuclear waste from other states.
A civil suit brought by a plaintiff from Tennessee against a defendant from Kentucky.
A contract dispute between a private company and the U.S. government.
A case involving a violation of a city ordinance against loitering.

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I am sending you examples of cases that can be or cannot be presented in the US court of appeals. Please note that "court of appeals hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit, as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies.

In addition, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals in specialized cases, such as those involving patent laws and cases decided by the Court of International Trade and the Court of Federal Claims."

Reference: http://www.uscourts.gov/courtsofappeals.html

Basically, in the federal court system of United States, Court of appeal can be described as the intermediate appellate courts. It handles appeals from the various district courts within its judicial circuit and also special cases from the designated federal courts and administrative agencies. There is thirteen such court of appeals in the United States.

A case involving a ...

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List and describe the functions of law and describe jurisdiction of courts and venue

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