THE COURT SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES

THE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION OF MODERN U.S. COURTS

Courts in England

Courts in Colonial North America

THE ORGANIZATION OF MODERN U.S. CRIMINAL COURTS

The Nature of Jurisdiction

The Structure of the Federal Courts

U.S. District Courts

U.S. Courts of Appeals

U.S. Supreme Court

Specialized Federal Courts

The Structure of State Courts

Juvenile Courts

State Trial Courts

State Intermediate Courts of Appeals

State Supreme Courts

Local and Community Courts

SUMMARY