Chapter 7

IN THE NEWS

Courts vary in the types of crime they consider and the jurisdiction they oversee. Find a news article that specifies how a court is handling a particular case.

  1. What is the court's jurisdiction? Why is this case being presented in this particular court?

If the prosecutor or the defense attorney is not satisfied with the outcome of this case, to which court would it be appealed? Would this appeal be at the state or the federal level?