The United States has a dual court system; a federal court system and state court systems. The structures of these court systems are very similar in that they are broken up into multiple levels to handle both criminal and civil matters. Additionally, each court system has a structure that allows for an appeal process. In some situations, cases from the state court systems can be appealed to the federal court system.
In your initial response, compare and contrast the role and function of the federal court system with the individual state court systems. As part of your discussion consider both the administrative operations of the courts, as well as the public facing (court hearing) aspects. Conclude your response by stating whether or not you believe one court system is more effective than the other and briefly defend your position.
You must respond to each individual question on the forum board. The required individual response is 350 words with citations and two references in APA format. Failure to respond with an individual response of 350 words of your original work to a particular question and/or citations and two references in APA format will result in the student NOT earning maximum credit for that response. While 350 words of your original work is the MINIMUM acceptable response length, there is no maximum word limit. So you are aware, the classroom software utilized by AMU, SAKAI, automatically provides faculty with the word count in each individual response.