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The Relationship Between Federal and State Court Systems

The judicial system as we know it is a complex network of courts that hear various types of cases on a daily basis. Each one has been refined over the decades to hear fundamental cases established by the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitution. Whether criminal or civil, each court maintains general, original, and appellate jurisdiction. The relationship between federal and state courts is complex, yet the interaction is fluid in nature.

Discuss the relationship between the federal and state court systems as well as what determines the cases that will be heard and in which courts.

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The judicial system as we know it is a complex network of courts that hear various types of cases on a daily basis. Each one has been refined over the decades to hear fundamental cases established by the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitution. Whether criminal or civil, each court maintains general, original, and appellate jurisdiction. The relationship between federal and state courts is complex, yet the interaction is fluid in nature. Understanding how each court compliments the judiciary process allows for individuals (either criminal or civil) due process. Below we'll discuss the relationship between the federal and state court systems as well as what determines the cases that will be heard and in which courts.

First and foremost, the U.S. ...

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First and foremost, the U.S. Constitution establishes a system of federalism under which federal government is granted limited authority, with all remaining authority left to the states (Fine, 2008). Both federal and state courts make rulings and decisions on a wide variety of issues.....

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