How the Federal Courts Work
How Courts Work will take you and your students step-by-step through the judicial process of the federal courts. From the types of cases, to the key players, to the courtroom itself, you’ll have everything you need to be thinking like the judge and jury.
Federal courts are here to interpret and apply the laws of the United States. This includes determining guilt or innocence in criminal trials, as well as assigning appropriate punishment to those who are found guilty. It also includes settling disputes between citizens that they can’t resolve on their own. Each case proceeds through the court system in a consistent and orderly manner, allowing for both sides to be treated equally and fairly.
The student material for How Courts Work can be found in our Online Student Center.