There are 51 separate court systems in the United States. The federal government operates one court system, the federal courts; and each of the 50 states operates a court system, the state courts. The federal court and all of the state courts have three main levels: trial courts, appeals courts, and supreme courts. Define trial courts, appeals courts, and supreme courts.
Explain the main responsibilities of state trial courts. What is the purpose of state trial courts? How are state trial courts related to and different from state appeals courts and state supreme courts?
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