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U.S. Federal Court System

Federal courts handle all immigration; bankruptcy; copyright; patent; and federal criminal cases. Like state courts, the U.S. federal court system is structured into lower trial courts (U.S. District Courts); appellate courts that review lower court decisions (U.S. Courts of Appeals); and a high court that reviews U.S. District Court decisions as well as state supreme court rulings (U.S. Supreme Court). This section provides an overview of the U.S. federal court system, including articles about the U.S. Supreme Court; the meaning and function of the Supremacy Clause; an introduction to the federal court system; and more.
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