How were the federal courts established? What kind of cases do they hear? What is the difference between state and federal courts? These might be some of the questions you’re asking when you visit us, and the answers are a click away.
The Founding Fathers understood the need for an independent Judiciary, which was created under Article III of the United States Constitution. The Judicial Branch is one of the three separate and distinct branches of the federal government. The other two are the legislative and executive branches.
If you would like to learn more about the federal Judiciary and how the courts work, take a few minutes to visit the links below.
The Federal Courts
- Supreme Court of the U.S.
- About the Supreme Court
- Supreme Court of the U.S. Official Website
- Supreme Court Historical Society
- U.S. Courts of Special Jurisdiction
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- Judicial Panel on
- Structure & Function of the Federal Judiciary
- Federal Judicial Process
- Federal Courts & the Public
- Federal Courts in American Government
- Federal Courts’ Structure
- Federal Court Jurisdiction
- Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
- Federal Judicial Center
- U.S. Sentencing Commission
- Federal Judges