Published on December 1, 2015
and watch a video, or find a synopsis, a summary, or an overview of a major criminal court proceeding. Look for elements and components of the court system. Use the following sample links to state, municipal, and local justice courts as examples of appropriate websites: U.S. Courts: The Federal Judiciary (http://www.uscourts.gov/) California Courts: The judicial branch of California (http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/) Phoenix Municipal Court (http://phoenix.gov/COURT/courtpro.html) Oregon Blue Book: Justice Courts (http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/judicial/judicial38.htm) Identify and use links to courts in your own state or jurisdiction to write your paper. Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper that identifies and describes the distinguishing features of the major court systems, ranging from state-level superior courts and federal district courts through the U.S. Supreme Court. Include key players, jurisdictional rules and interpretation issues, and the effect of evolving technologies on court proceedings at each level. As you cover these ideas, describe where you saw or read about them in the court case. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.