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  • The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case; The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.

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  • (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. Some issues can be heard in both state and federal courts. The plaintiff initially decides where to bring the suit, but in some cases, the defendant can seek to change the court. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases. A federal court in one state, for example, can usually only decide a case that arose from actions in that state.

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  • Persons selected according to law and sworn to inquire into and declare a verdict on matters of fact. State court juries can be as small as six jurors in some cases. Federal juries for civil suits must have six jurors criminal suits must have twelve.

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  • The group of persons selected to hear the evidence in a trial and render a verdict on matters of fact. See also grand jury.

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  • A certain number of men and women selected according to law and sworn to try a question of fact or indict a person for public offense.

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