This week we learned about the courts, their operations and the different parties in litigation. Please answer the following questions in your forum post:
1. Why is the legal concept of jurisdiction important for the operation of American courts?
2. What is judicial self-restraint?
3. Who are the participants in criminal and civil cases, and what roles do they play in the dispute resolution process?
Answer must be 500 words and blue book citation for references used. Home state is California.