Court Role and Structure

Authored By: The Federal Judiciary - U.S. Courts

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.

Last Review and Update: Jun 20, 2007