The Judiciary - public policy”-Brown v Board Education...

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The Judiciary State courts -most laws are state laws, so most trials are in state courts -most cases are settled out of court -don’t deal with federal court system Federal courts -US broken into judicial regions (13) -only cases dealing with federal law and constitution go to federal court Supreme Court (I) -nomination by president, advise and consent of senate -reactive institution Courts of Appeals (13) -if you don’t like the decision, appeal to Supreme Court (members decide which case to hear) District courts (95) -jury trial, trial of original jurisdiction Courts and public policy Powers -responsive institution -can’t wake up one morning, stretch their arms and say “I think I’m gonna make me some
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Unformatted text preview: public policy”-Brown v. Board Education, Roe v. Wade: someone broke law, then policy was made Restraints Impact-setting a trajectory-common law: judge-made law, based on precedent (previous decisions) -Brown v. Board Education says separate by definition is not equal -Row v. Wade: based on precedence set by Griswold v. Connecticut (birth control, right to privacy) -2001 Ferguson v. Charleston: unlawful search and seizure -district court has to determine whether evidence supports good science, fits the case -life supports in Florida...
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course POSC POSC343 taught by Professor Palley during the Spring '09 term at University of Delaware.

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