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How many separate judicial systems are there in the United States?

Part of the answer depends upon how you count it. Also, before one gets lost in the "trees" of the many U.S. court systems, it is important to note that the bulk of litigation of ...
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Do Federal courts have the authority to dismiss charges brought in a Georgia Court?

Meadows is first trying to remove the case to federal court Meadows has filed a notice of removal to federal court under 28 U.S.C. § 1442. § 1442 provides that a "criminal prosecution that is ...
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Can federal courts overturn state court decisions on matters of state law?

No. Federal courts, when sitting in diversity jurisdiction,* are obligated to follow state law as articulated by state courts, as the Supreme Court ruled in Erie Railroad Company v. Tompkins. If there ...
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Can I sue a ADA for filing a false criminal complaint in WI

Can I sue the ADA for that conduct? No. A prosecutor has absolute immunity from civil liability for their litigation misconduct like filing a criminal complaint (a prosecutor has only qualified ...
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How many separate judicial systems are there in the United States?

It's hard to say, without a clear definition of "a court system", but there are hundreds even under the broadest definition of court system. There is a federal system, 50 state systems, also ...
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Can federal courts overturn state court decisions on matters of state law?

Any cause of action advanced at the federal level must have a federal basis, such federal law, the federal constitution, or general legal principles accepted by the federal courts. Simply asserting ...
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