The 3 Levels of the Federal Court System: Structure and Organization


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In what way has the role of the U.S. Supreme Court changed over history?

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1. Why was U.S. v. Hernandez brought to U.S. District Court?

2. Why are U.S. Courts of Appeals powerful?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps check your understanding of the federal court system. You will be quizzed on different cases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • U.S. vs. Hernandez
  • Highest court that hears cases of federal importance
  • Cases heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding roles of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cases heard in the U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related legal lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about levels in the federal court system, review the corresponding lesson called the 3 Levels of the Federal Court System: Structure and Organization. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review what type of jurisdiction the U.S. District court has
  • Define appellate jurisdiction
  • Examine the purposes of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Understand the significance of Bette Midler vs. Ford Motor Company
  • Learn about the roles of the U.S. Supreme Court