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ERIC Number: ED449087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding the Federal Courts.
Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC.
This booklet discusses the workings of the federal courts and supports six law-related lesson plans. It is divided into the following sections: "The Constitution and the Federal Judiciary"; "The Federal Courts in American Government" ("The Federal Courts and Congress"; "The Federal Courts and the Executive Branch"; "The Federal Courts and the Public"); "Structure of the Federal Courts" ("Trial Courts"; "Appellate Courts"; "United States Supreme Court"); "The Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts"; "United States Judges" ("Appointment and Compensation"; "Judicial Salaries"; "Judicial Ethics"; "Senior and Recalled Judges"); "The Judicial Process in Brief" ("An Adversarial System"; "Fees and Cost of Litigation"; "Procedural Rules for Conducting Litigation"; "Civil Cases"; "Criminal Cases"; "Jury Service"; "Bankruptcy Cases"; "The Appeals Process"); "Federal Judicial Administration" ("Individual Courts"; "Circuit Judicial Councils"; "The Judicial Conference of the U.S. and National Administration"); "Commonly Asked Questions about the Federal Judicial Process"; "Common Legal Terms"; and "Directories" ("U.S. District Courts"; "U.S. Courts of Appeals"). (BT)
Administrative Office of the United States Courts, 1 Columbus Circle, NE, Washington, DC 20544. For full text:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution