Court Functions: Original and Appellate Jurisdiction


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Conglom Incorporated has their headquarters in Florida and has salespeople sell their products from their homes in California. The state of California sues the company for unpaid taxes. Which type of jurisdiction applies to this scenario?

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1. Appellate courts have _____.

2. What type of jurisdiction is being used when cases are decided in specific courts based on their type, like a divorce or a murder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can help check your knowledge of original and appellate jurisdiction in the courts. Topics you will need to be aware of to pass the quiz include jurisdiction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and printable worksheet to gauge your understanding of:

  • Appellate courts
  • Court decision that sends a case back to a lower court for more action
  • Various types of jurisdiction

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve court problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding appellate jurisdiction
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related jurisdiction lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about appellate jurisdiction, review the accompanying lesson Court Functions: Original and Appellate Jurisdiction. This lesson will help you:

  • Define long-arm statue
  • Differentiate subject matter jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction
  • Identify responsibilities of appellate courts
  • Explain rules of minimum contact
  • Learn when a case is sent back