"Chapter 11 The Federal Court System The Federal Courts"
Chapter 18: The Federal Courts NAME_____________________________ http://www.uscourts.gov/understand03/index.html Directions Start at the Federal Judiciary home page. Then read through the Constitution and the Federal Judiciary. Continue through the various topics After you have read through the information, answer the following questions. 1. What do federal courts “guard”? And why are they referred to as guardians? 2. Name two responsibilities of the Department of Justice. a. b. 4. Why is the public generally allowed access to court proceedings? 5. Briefly describe the jurisdiction of federal courts. 6. Look at the structure of the federal courts. Where would a case be heard after it has passed through the U.S. District Court? 7. What qualifications are required to serve as a juror? 8. Now that you are familiar with the general powers and duties of the federal courts, search through the current members’ bio’s at http://www.supremecourtus.gov/about/about.html. Now write a "curriculum vitae" (resume) for 3 federal judges. Think about what qualifications would make a person a successful and competent judge include a small list. (ON BACK)