CJUS 330 Discussion 1

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.

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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.

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