Heike 463 Views July 14, 2017, 09:39:14 AM Question Solved Share Tweet Describe characteristics of the American court system. What will be an ideal response? Lloyd July 14, 2017, 09:49:38 AM #1 Answer Answer: The first characteristic is that the court system in the United States is a dual system with both federal and state courts. The second characteristic is that it performs its duties with little or no supervision. The third feature of our court system is the specialization that occurs primarily at the state and local levels. A fourth characteristic of our court system is that generally the courts perform either trial or appellate functions. The fifth characteristic of the American court system is the organization of state and federal courts into geographic areas. Vernon July 14, 2017, 10:02:08 AM #2 You're great.