chapter 12 - 1. What are the objectives of Chapter 12 as...

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1. What are the objectives of Chapter 12 as stated in the text? The objectives of this text are to explain what judges do, to discern the Supreme Court’s place in American government, and to explore how the Court decides cases are the objectives of this chapter. 2. What three factors distinguish the Supreme Court and other courts from the rest of the national government? one factor is the judiciary operates only in the context of cases, the second the cases develop in a strictly prescribed fashion, and the third being judges are rely heavily on reason in justifying what they do. 3. Unlike other parts of the national government the courts do not initiate actions or make policy. They have to wait until cases are brought to them in order to act? What is a “case”? A case is defined as a dispute that is handled by the court. 4. What is the difference between a civil case and a criminal case? A civil case is a non criminal case, while a criminal case has to do with a crime. 5. Why do we say we have 51 judicial systems in the United States? The dual system of courts means that almost everyone in any of the 50 states is simultaneously within the jurisdiction, or reach, of two judicial systems, one state and the other federal. 6.
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2009 for the course PSC 201 taught by Professor Chipbrown during the Spring '09 term at Horry-Georgetown Technical College.

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