Using the text, intellipath, library, or any other credible academic sources, explain the role of the appellate court system in the United States.
What role does an appellate court take following a trial in which the government or defendant claims that the outcome of the trial violated the Constitution?
Discuss how the typical state court system mirrors the structure of the Federal Judiciary in most states: appellate courts and a Supreme Court in most states. Describe that structure, and discuss the role of the appellate court and the Supreme Court as they relate to criminal trials.
Lastly, explain the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in both Federal and State criminal court cases. Make sure that your discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court includes a discussion of the term precedent; what it means as well as an example.