The Federal Government, cont.
The Judicial Branch, cont.
U.S. Court of Appeals (called Circuit Courts)
handle appeals from lower federal courts
and state supreme courts
judges earn $171,800 annually
eleven regions – circuits – plus the
District of Columbia (total = 12 Circuit
Courts in the U.S.)
U.S. District Courts (where trials take place)
total of 94 districts – two of them in MO
judges earn $162,100