Courts of the United States

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Federal Courts

The Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court is highest court in the nation.

U.S. Courts of Appeals
Each of the 12 regional circuits has a court which hears appeals from the district courts in its circuit as well as appeals from certain federal decisions. In addition, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals in specialized cases.

State Courts

State Courts
Each of the fifty states of the United States, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territories of the Virign Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana, has its own court system for civil and criminal legal matters. This website provides links to each of their respective court websites.

Municipal Courts

Municipal Courts
Municipal courts of cities, towns and other local jurisdictions generally handle cases involving violations of city ordinances and most traffic citations issued by local local law enforcement officers. A growing number of "muni-courts", as they are often called, have websites online. provides links to the ones we know about, and add links as new sites come online and we learn about them.