Hierarchy of the Court System of the State and Federal Goverment

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The federal government and the state government have its own court system. Both the federal and state court system has a hierarchically organized system. Sec.1article III of the constitution created the supreme court of the United States. This paper will compare and contrast the court system of the federal and state government. This paper will also point out the hierarchically structure of them both. The federal courts system consists of the highest court, which is the U.S. Supreme Court. Congress has three basic responsibilities under the Constitution that determine how the federal courts will operate. First, it authorizes the creation of all federal courts below the Supreme Court, defines the jurisdiction of the courts, and decides how many judges there should be for each court. Second, through the confirmation process, the Senate determines which of the President's judicial nominees ultimately become federal judges. Third, Congress approves the federal courts' budget and appropriates money for the judiciary to operate. The judiciary's budget is a very small part about two-tenth...

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