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About Federal Courts

The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the Constitution to administer justice fairly and impartially, within the jurisdiction established by the Constitution and Congress. This section will help you learn more about the Judicial Branch and its work.

Court Role and Structure

Federal courts hear cases involving the constitutionality of a law, cases involving the laws and treaties of the U.S. ambassadors and public ministers, disputes between two or more states, admiralty law, also known as maritime law, and bankruptcy cases. Learn more about how these cases are handled by the various Federal courts.

Federal Courts in American Government

Explanation of the role of the federal courts in the govenment of the United States.

Fees - U.S. Courts

Information on fees charged by the U.S. Courts. Each type of U.S. court, and other services, publishes a list of fees that are charged for services provided by the specific court.

How the Federal Courts Work - Civil Cases

Explanation of the opeeration of the federal courts in civil cases. Also links to information on Criminal and Bankruptcy cases and Appeals.

U.S. Courts Forms

Forms available from the Federal Judiciary web site. National court forms can be used in all federal courts. Each federal court maintains their own local court forms. You can use the Court Locator to find a federal court and their local court forms.

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