Guided Reading Scaffold 8.2

Guided Reading Scaffold 8.2
Name of Section: How Federal Courts are Organized
Pages 196-199 Answer in COMPLETE SENTENCES!!!!
Knowledge: Define the following:
Jurisdiction: Authority to hear a case
Original Jurisdiction:
Appellate Jurisdiction:
Comprehension: Compare and Contrast the juries and number of judges in US District Courts and the
US Court of Appeals (Hint-use chart on page 197).
Application: Identify the job of the appeals courts.
Analysis: Analyze the reason why there are more district courts than appeals courts in the United States.
Synthesis: Suppose you were picking a judge. What Constitutional qualifications must you meet?
What other qualifications do you think a federal judge should have?
Evaluation: How would you evaluate the role of the opinion in setting precedent?