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Lecture 5

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Political Science
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POLS 3130
Dennis Baker

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United States Judicial system is not unified On most cases states court of appeal is the highest court of appeal On some matters of the law US Supreme Court cannot hear cases and cannot imply rules US constitution is a federal document So if the state law does not imply with the federal constitution in that case you can take that case to the US Supreme CourtIn US criminal law is entirely a state matter In that case the Highest state court of appeal will have a final world JurisdictionTerritorial o Certain geographical territory on which the court cases will be binding So the Ontario courts are binding on Ontario If Ontario court makes a rule those rules only apply to OntarioHierarchal o It can be Original Jurisdiction Original jurisdiction means that you can be the first court that can hear an argument o Appellate This jurisdiction means that courts can hear jurisdiction from the courts below them So they can either agree with the ruling of the court lower than you or you can give your own ruling Section 92 courts can never have appellate jurisdiction Supreme Court is mainly an appellate court There is some level of original jurisdiction but mainly it is appellate jurisdiction same goes for Court of appeal of Alberta Amongst the ori
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