The objective of this assignment is to enable you to demonstrate your understanding of federal and state court authority, structures, and functions. Write an essay of 2â€“3 pages (double spaced, 12-point font) in which you respond to the following questions:
- Where do the federal and state courts obtain their authority?
- What is the structure of the federal court system, and what types of cases are addressed at the various federal court levels?
- What are the key similarities and differences in the functions of federal versus state courts?
- What are the key similarities and differences in the role and function of court administrators in trial, appellate, and limited-jurisdiction courts?
- Choose a state. What is the structure and responsibility of the various courts in this state?
- What is a quasi-judicial body, and what kinds of decisions can be reached through adjudication and other quasi-judicial proceedings?