Analyze the levels and responsibilities of state and federal courts.
Clarification 1: Students will describe what Article III of the U.S. Constitution states about the relationship between state and federal courts.
Clarification 2: Students will recognize the role of the Federal Judiciary Act of 1789 in establishing the structure and jurisdiction of the federal court system.
Clarification 3: Students will contrast the differences among civil trials and criminal trials at the state level.
Clarification 4: Students will describe the relationship among the Supreme Court, federal appellate courts and federal district courts (e.g., Erie Doctrine, Rooker-Feldman Doctrine).