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You must create a court system for the newly created state of Puerto Rico. You are to work under the assumption that Puerto Rico has just been admitted as the 51st state and build your court system from the bottom up. To be certain you understand how courts are organized in other states, you must research at least three current state court systems, within the United States, and use those systems to create Puerto Rico’s system. Do not use Puerto Rico’s current system as one of your examples. You must describe your proposal for creating Puerto Rico’s municipal courts, major trial courts, appellate courts, and the state’s highest court. Include geographic jurisdictions.

You must also describe how judges will be chosen for each court and must discuss how judicial and attorney ethical standards will be structured and enforced. You should conduct basic research on Puerto Rico (size, geography, population, existing counties or municipios, etc.) to be certain your proposed system will actually work.

Remember to provide citations when you borrow some idea or structure from another state.

The body (not including cover page, works cited/bibliography, etc.) of the paper must be 10-12 pages in length, double spaced, using Times New Roman 12-point font. A works cited page or bibliography (depending on the citation system used) must be included. Submitting too many pages will have the same result as submitting too few pages. Any images, charts, etc., used in the paper should be submitted as exhibits and are not included in the page count requirement.

Papers previously submitted for credit in another class, including POSC 340: Judicial Process (for students who may have taken the course previously), may not be submitted for credit in this class. Any paper previously submitted must be substantially modified or totally re-written so that no more than 30% of the language matches on the Turnitin report when the paper is submitted. All students must complete the Columbia College plagiarism tutorial/quiz in the quiz section of the course.

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Puerto Rico proposed court system
Court system interprets the law of the land while making an impartial decision to the
citizens who have presented their disputes. Puerto Rico is a Caribbean Island, and its official
language is English and Spanish. Being a Spanish colony Puerto Rico is predominantly a
Spanish speaking society. There are various islands governed by Puerto Rico state laws such as
Vieques and Mona. A formal republic system forms Puerto Rico government with branches of
the executive, judicial and legislative. The constitution provides the platform for the
interpretation of the law by the courts within Puerto Rico territory. The paper discusses a
proposal to create a justice system in Puerto Rico as it has been admitted as the 51st state in the
United Sates In comparative with other countries.
State of Alabama court system
The state of Alabama court operates as a unified judicial system. Centralized court
system consolidates different run courts to a centrally governed. The chief justice of the
Supreme Court of Alabama is the administrator in the unified judicial system. There are three
levels of jurisdiction in the state of Alabama which include limited jurisdiction, general
jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction. Administrative director of courts is appointed by the
Supreme Court chief justice. Limited jurisdiction courts include districts courts, juvenile courts,
probate and municipal courts. Municipal courts are limited within the city whereas the police
are hired by the council to maintain law and order. Police arrests offenders who will be tried
within the courts' jurisdiction. Probates courts are mandated to deal with matters of wills, estates,



mental challenges, and adoption. Juvenile courts handle matters concerning criminal and civil
cases. Juvenile courts handle cases involving minors. Courts of general jurisdiction deal with
felony prosecutions and cases of an amount exceeding $3000 within juvenile and districts courts.
Court of appellate is mandated to review legal cases that have been appealed by citizens who feel
that the lower court's verdict was unfair. Alabama Supreme courts make the decision concerning
governance and administration of the lower courts (Kaplan, Dunn & Sherman, 2016).
State of Texas court system
Supreme Court of Texas is the highest jurisdiction of justice and deals with civil appeals.
There is a maximum of nine members delegated to administer justice to the society. Jurisdiction
of the court of appeal is statewide. Court of criminal appeal is the last resorts to citizens within
Texas community who feel their criminal cases need review. Within a local jurisdiction is the
Court of Appeal with fourteen courts and eighty justices. Districts court’s jurisdiction deals with
juvenile matters, felony cases, divorce and civil actions of an amount exceeding $200. In the
state of Texas, thirteen district courts have been created to deal with criminal cases. Criminal
cases that are handled within the state of Texas include prostitution, drunk driving, and petty
theft. Most of the offenders are sentenced to prison for a minimum of a year or death. Countylevel courts precede district courts and are limited in their jurisdiction. There are 510 courts and
510 judges at county level courts in Texas. There are 254 countries, and each constitution court
is relevant...

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