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California State Court vs. Federal Court


The differences between California State Court and Federal Court are the topic of this blog post.

State courts and federal courts constitute the two kinds of courts in this country.


One of the most important differences between state courts and federal courts is their jurisdiction. The term jurisdiction refers to the types of cases that a court is authorized to hear.

State courts have much broader jurisdiction than federal courts in matters where the average citizen is most likely to be involved such as criminal matters such as robberies, infractions such as traffic violations, and civil matters such as breach of contract cases, family law disputes and personal injury cases.

State courts are not allowed to hear lawsuits against the United States as well as those involving certain federal laws such as antitrust, bankruptcy, copyright, criminal, patent and some maritime cases.

The jurisdiction of the federal courts is limited to…

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