Why is federal court more dominant in criminal prosecutions in some places while state courts are more dominant in others?
There are states where like 30% of all cases are federal while in other states it is like 5% that are Federal.
The number of federal prosecutions in a state has absolutely no effect on the number of state prosecutions in the state. State governments prosecute violations of state law, and the federal government prosecutes violations of federal law.
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I suppose that has to do with the state and federal prosecutors in each jurisdiction and how they make prosecutorial decisions.
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