Court History and purpose Paper
By: Robert Alcocer
August 16, 2012
Instructor: Janet Jackson
Within the American criminal court system their are many differences
than that of federal court, or court system from a different country. In the
United States our court system that has been recognized as one of the
toughest at times but also one of the lenient system at times. Also within
the American court system the most important thing to consider is that our
courts are a dual court system with state and federal courts.
Court is described as an agency or unit of the judicial branch of
government, authorized or established by statute or Constitution, and
consisting of one or more judicial officers, that has the authority to decide
upon cases, controversies in law, and disputed matters of fact brought before
it. Within our court system that are sovereign, means that the state system
cannot dictate to the federal court system how they should interpret or
enforce there laws, vice versa federal court system cannot dictate how the
state court system should enforce there laws.
The only exception that federal
court systems have is that they could enforce the federal Constitution and can
dictate to the state when their actions fail to meet federal Constitutional
standards. The United States Supreme Court is the highest federal court, which
means that this is the highest appeal in the United States. The purpose of the
court is to seek justice and to discover the truth. The primary personnel in the
courts are the prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges.
Within the American court system, the United States has a dual court
system. The dual court system consists of two independent judicial systems, one
on the federal level and one on the state level. This translates into 52 different...