Example Question #1 : Criminal Justice System
Which of the following is not a component of the state court system in the United States?
Intermediate courts of general jurisdiction
Appellate court of last resort
Trial courts of limited jurisdiction
Trial courts of general jurisdiction
The United States uses a dual court system. The dual court system is broken into two parts: the state court system and the federal court system. The state court system is composed of trial courts of limited jurisdiction, trial courts of general jurisdiction, intermediate courts of appeals, and the appellate court of last resort. The federal system is composed of district courts, circuit courts of appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Appeals can lead cases from both from federal circuit courts of appeals and state appellate courts of last resort to the Supreme Court of the United States.