From our early civics lessons we know that there are two court systems in the United States judiciary-federal and state. On this CourtReference site, we focus exclusively on the courts from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. State courts have broad jurisdiction to interpret the laws that govern our everyday lives: […]
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March 18th, 2014 · No Comments
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Unless you live in Delaware, Mississippi, or Tennesse, you may not be familiar with the term Chancery Court. But Chancery Courts were part of the English judicial system for hundreds of years, were brought to the American colonies, and were part of most U.S. states’ early judicial systems. The name itself originated outside of the […]
January 25th, 2014 · No Comments
In recent news reports we have learned about the contamination of public water sources in West Virginia, and have been alerted to the potential impact of climate change on local water supplies. Who ultimately decides disputes involving the protection, access and consumption of state water resources? Generally, state courts have jurisdiction over local water rights […]
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