Developments

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you describe the major historical developments of the U.S. courts. Be sure to outline the dual court system (state vs. federal) of the United States and analyze the correlation between the previously described historical developments and the dual court system of the United States. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of a dual, mulit-jurisdictional, court system? Include statistics on numbers of cases handled by the various courts (Bureau of Justice Statistics and Schmalleger are good resources for this) and include some case examples of people moving through our court system