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I get the District, Appelate (sp?), and SCOTUS thing, but I'm still a little lost on the different state courts (and commonwealth, magistrate), as well as the arrangement of the DA offices in the US.
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Re: Where Can I Find a Good Basic Introduction to Our Courts System?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008, 09:37:14 PM »
Get pulled over with a joint and a hooker.

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Re: Where Can I Find a Good Basic Introduction to Our Courts System?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 10:30:01 PM »
I don't know what's funnier: Earl's response itself or the thought of WS actually getting pulled over with a joint and a hooker.
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Re: Where Can I Find a Good Basic Introduction to Our Courts System?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008, 11:17:48 PM »
There's this new invention called teh interwebz. Some people use that for research.

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Re: Where Can I Find a Good Basic Introduction to Our Courts System?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008, 11:22:41 PM »
There's this new invention called teh interwebz. Some people use that for research.

I get all my political commentary from the blogotubes these days.

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Re: Where Can I Find a Good Basic Introduction to Our Courts System?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008, 11:35:30 PM »
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I get the District, Appelate (sp?), and SCOTUS thing, but I'm still a little lost on the different state courts (and commonwealth, magistrate), as well as the arrangement of the DA offices in the US.

State courts are arranged differently depending on the state. You really don't need to know all of them. Your legal research and writing class will teach you what you do need to know.
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Re: Where Can I Find a Good Basic Introduction to Our Courts System?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008, 11:41:52 PM »
There's this new invention called teh interwebz. Some people use that for research.

You'll never stop being a slacker, I see.
*yawn* Sorry...you're not even entertaining at this point.

The joint guy is much funnier.