I. Judicial Systems
A. Describe the hierarchical structure for federal, state, and local court systems. What is the primary role of each level?
B. Explain the primary differences between the federal and state levels of judicial systems. Describe the importance in having these different levels.
C. Explain the subject matter jurisdiction for federal, state, and local courts. What impact does this have on the efficiency of court systems?
D. Distinguish which court(s)would have jurisdiction in this scenario? Defend your response.
E. Determine how venue is decided upon. What are the implications of venue?
F. What would the venue be for this scenario? Defend why this venue is the most appropriate.
G. Explain the applicable sentencing guidelines in the federal and state judicial systems for this scenario. Defend your response.
H. Determine how sentencing guidelines impact the functionality of a court system. Defend your response.