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during the articles of confederation was there a judicial system

no

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how did laws in states work (during articles of confederation)

states had their own laws

3

how did state disputes work (during articles of confederation)

states courts handled them

4

who made a change to the court system and was did he/she do (during articles of confederation)

Alexander Hamilton made an argument that a national court system was needed

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what did the constitution allow (during articles of confederation)

the development of a national (Federal) Court

6

because of the Federal Court System how many separate court systems are there in the US

2

7

what remains the same about states and courts

states sill have their own courts and laws

8

How many types of federal court are there

2

9

what does the constitution say about federal courts and jurisdiction

it allows Federal Courts only certain jurisdiction

10

what is subject matter

does the case involve a federal question

11

when can cases only be heard in federal Court

if you violate a federal law, exclusive jurisdiction

12

which jurisdiction usually involves a dispute between two people or businesses from different states

concurrent jurisdiction

13

which courts dont retry cases and they just make sure the trial court has applied all the laws correctly

appellate court

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district courts have what type of jurisdiction

original jurisdiction

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court of appeals has what type of jurisdiction

appellate jurisdiction

16

what are the requirement to be a Federal Judge

no real requirements

17

who help in selecting the Federal judges

The Presidents closest aides, especially the Attorney General

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what try to influence the Presidents pick of a federal judge

Interest Groups

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where do Federal Judges often come from

state courts, are leading attorneys, legal scholars, or law school professors

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How long do Federal Judges serve for

life

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How does the president pick a Federal Judge

usually based of of their political party

22

what happens when judges go to the senate

they are always asked their views about previous cases and how they interpret law

23

what party usually believes in Judicial Restraint

republicans

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what party usually believes in judicial activism

democrats

25

in the 50 states how many Federal judicial districts are there

89

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how many judges does each district have

at least 2

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who are cases in district court heard by

usually a single judge but sometimes a panel of 3 judges

28

what does FISA stand for

foreign intelligence surveillance Court

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how do FISA courts meet

in secret

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what type of things do FISA courts handel

search warrants against suspected terrorists and wiretapping