Court System - Introduction
Understanding the US Court System
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Overview of the Court System
This chapter discusses the purpose, design, and members of the state and federal court systems (collectively, court system). It explores the authority for the court system under the Constitution; the authority of the court to hear types of disputes; the ability to exercise control over individuals; and the role of administrative, trial, and appellate courts. Understanding these aspects of the court system is foundational to internalizing how laws are developed and enforced against those governed.
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Why is understanding the US Court System Important?
Recognizing the authority for state and federal administrative and judicial courts, aside from relating valuable civic knowledge, provides an understanding of the systemic approach developed to administer laws as they affect business practice. Further, understanding the structure of the court system allows for strategic decision-making by businesses manages to avoid legal violations and enforce their legal rights.