Explain thoroughly in your own words the types of, and reasons for, court jurisdiction.

1. How is the adversarial system of justice related to the truth-seeking function of the courts? Explain your answer.

2. Explain thoroughly in your own words the types of, and reasons for, court jurisdiction.

3. With the proliferation of social media and saturation of news sources, might we see a formal addition to the Model Code of Judicial Conduct regarding judges’ use? What regulations/prohibitions would such an addition be likely to include?

4. How do you define the appearance of impropriety in our courts? What is an example of such an “appearance” dilemma?

5. What is the underlying philosophy of problem-solving courts? Are problem-solving courts soft on crime? Explain.

6. What is the “CSI Effect” and in what ways does research indicate it has affected court operations? Do you believe, the lack of compelling evidence withstanding, there does in fact exist such an effect?