The Court of Quarter Sessions, sometimes known as general sessions, is a local court in the United States that has criminal jurisdiction and sometimes presides over local administrative matters, such as the development and repair of roads. The court gets its name from its English predecessor. The link between English and early American legal systems illustrates that American leaders felt comfortable using familiar English legal institutions to help establish judicial procedures in the colonies and, later, the United States. To understand the court's ...

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