Federal and State Courts

Federal and State Courts

Student’s Name

Institution’s Affiliation

Date Due

Federal and State Courts

The two different kinds are state courts and in the United States are the state courts and the federal courts. State courts are sometimes referred to as the local courts. They are courts which are established by a state. As mentioned, local courts are courts which are created within the states and they are created by the cities, counties as well as other municipalities. Federal courts on the other hand are established under the constitution of the United States to help in deciding disputes which involve constitution and the laws which are passed by the congress. The difference between these courts is mainly seen in the jurisdiction, which is the kinds of cases which a court is allowed to hear and decide (Posner, 1996).

Federal courts has the power to listen to cases which are listed in the United States’ constitution and are specifically provided for by Congress. Federal courts hear cases in which the United States is a party. In this case, it can be said that the United States is not a party but its citizens are the ones who are affected. This is a case between US citizens and other company based in France. Federal courts also deals with cases between citizens of different states if the amount of controversy exceeds $ 75000. In this case, the fines which were being imposed on the defaulters of the agreement (“Cases in Federal and State Courts,” n.d.).

The circumstances which surround this case do not allow it to be heard and decided by a state court. In the constitution, it is stipulated that the state courts are not allowed to hear are lawsuits against the United States and those that involve federal laws. The case between Enjin and ABC also involves the Airjet industries and therefore only a federal court can give a ruling.


Cases in Federal and State Courts. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/get-informed/federal-court-basics/cases-federal-state-courts.aspx

Posner, R. A. (1996). The federal courts: Challenge and reform. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Leave a Reply