Judicial Branch, The Department of Justice
Deputy Attorney General formerly Rod Rosenstein during the Muller Investigation
Office of Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd Assistant Attorney General, opposed the Nunes Memo release
History of the federal courts
|The only court created by Article III of the United States Constitution was the Supreme Court of the United States. “Inferior courts,” per Article III, were created by the United States Congress, starting with the Judiciary Act of 1789. For an overview of how the structure and jurisdiction of the federal courts have changed since inception, see United States court reorganization legislation.|
Types of federal courts
- The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the nation and leads the judicial branch of the federal government.
- The United States Courts of Appeals are the intermediate appellate courts of the nation. There are thirteen of these courts.
- The United States District Courts are the trial courts of the federal courts. This level of court is composed of ninety-four different courts.
- The United States Bankruptcy Courts handle matters of bankruptcy across the nation. Courts correspond with the jurisdiction of the United States District Courts.
- There are seven courts of subject-matter jurisdiction in the federal court system. For a summary of these courts, see Federal subject-matter jurisdiction courts.
Federal Circuit Courts by District