Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword or section
Like this
17Activity
P. 1
Understanding the Federal Courts

Understanding the Federal Courts

Ratings:

5.0

(1)
|Views: 818 |Likes:
Published by Steve Diggins
Understanding the Federal Courts
Understanding the Federal Courts

More info:

Published by: Steve Diggins on Mar 28, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

01/15/2013

pdf

text

original

 
2003
Office of Judges ProgramsAdministrative Office of the U.S.Courts
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary BuildingWashington,D.C.20544
THIS PUBLICATION WAS DEVELOPED BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES COURTS TO PROVIDE AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FEDERALJUDICIAL SYSTEM,ITS ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION,AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE BRANCHES OF THEGOVERNMENT.THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE IS THE JUDICIAL BRANCH'S CENTRAL SUPPORT AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING A BROAD RANGEOF MANAGEMENT,LEGAL,TECHNICAL,COMMUNICATIONS,AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FEDERAL COURTS.
 
CONTENTS
The Constitution and the Federal Judiciary
4
The Federal Courts in American Government
5The Federal Courts and Congress 5The Federal Courts and the Executive Branch 5The Federal Courts and the Public 6
Structure of the Federal Courts
8Trial Courts 8Appellate Courts 8United States Supreme Court 9
The Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts
10
United States Judges
13Appointment and Compensation 13Judicial Ethics 14Senior and Recalled Judges 15
The Federal Judicial Process in Brief
16An Adversarial System 16Fees and the Costs of Litigation 16Procedural Rules for Conducting Litigation 16Civil Cases 17Criminal Cases 19Jury Service21Bankruptcy Cases 23The Appeals Process25
Federal Judicial Administration
27Individual Courts 27The Circuit Judicial Councils 27The Judicial Conference of the United States and National Administration 28The Judiciarys Budget30
Commonly Asked Questions About the Federal Judicial Process
31
Common Legal Terms
35
Resources
48United States District Courts 48United States Courts of Appeals51Sources of Additional Information52
About the Administrative Office of the United States Courts
52THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF U.S.COURTS
2

Activity (17)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
Ali El liked this
Sami Moubarak liked this
BrandonRamos liked this
valleincla liked this
Jason_Huan_2208 liked this
DongMinLee liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->