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SOL CE.09a

Civics & Economics SOL CE.09a

What is the authority to hear a case? jurisdiction
What is the authority to hear a case first? original jurisdiction
What is the authority to review the decision of a lower court? appellate jurisdiction
What is a serious crime called? felony
What is a smaller or less serious crime called? misdemeanor
The organization and jurisdiction of the U.S. court system is derived from the _____ and federal laws. Constitution of the United States
What federal court has original jurisdiction in most federal cases? U.S. District Court
What is the only federal court with a jury? U.S. District Court
What court hears appeals from U.S. District Court? U.S. Court of Appeals
What court is the highest court in the United States? U.S. Supreme Court
What court has limited original jurisdiction in the cases of states and foreign diplomats? U.S. Supreme Court
The organization and jurisdiction of the Virginia court system is derived from the _____ and federal laws. Virginia Constitution
Only Virginia court with a judge and jury? Circuit Court
What court hears cases involving minors and family matters? Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court (JDR)
What court hears misdemeanors and civil cases involving small dollar amounts? General District Court
What court hears felonies and civil cases involving large dollar amounts? Circuit Court
What court hears appeals from General District Court? Circuit Court
What court hears appeals from Circuit Court? Virginia Court of Appeals
What is the final court of appeal in Virginia? Virginia Supreme Court
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