Topic: Federal/State Jurisdiction
The United States of America is home to 2 distinct judicial systems—State and Federal. While appearing to be consistent across the nation, there is a great deal of diversity within each system. Likewise, Exodus 18 describes the appointment of leaders at different levels to resolve the disputes of God’s people.
Compare the federal court system to the court system in your particular state.
Identify the location of the courthouse closest to where you live and the name of a current judge at each court level—lower, trial, appellate.
Finally, describe how your state has followed the biblical model of creating levels of courts to address the demands of its citizens.