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Definitions
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Jurisdiction
This term refers to a court's authority to hear a case
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Original Jurisdiction
This term refers to courts in which a case is first heard
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Appellate Jurisdiction
This term refers to courts that hear cases brought to them on appeal from a lower court
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Judiciary Act of 1789
This term refers to the law that created the structure of the federal courts
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Constitution
This is the document by which federal judges are restrained in the US court system




Chapter 10: The American Legal System and The Courts

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