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Court System

Hear ye, hear ye--BrainPOP court is now in session! In this movie, Tim and Moby will give you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about how the American legal system works. You’ll learn the differences between civil and criminal cases, as well as the differences between state and federal courts. You’ll also find out what happens when kids get into legal trouble. And you’ll get the lowdown on how state and federal courts are organized, from local trial courts all the way up to the Supreme Court of the United States. So raise your right hand, and solemnly swear to watch this movie!

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What are the two types of legal cases?

What happens when people don’t follow the laws?

What is the Supreme Court?