Chapter 2 outline

Chapter 2 outline - Chapter 2 Today in the U.S. there are...

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Chapter 2 Today in the U.S. there are 52 court systems- one for each of the 50 states, one for D.C., and a federal system. Judicial review is the judiciary’s ability to decide whether the laws or actions of the legislative and executive branches of government are constitutional. The power of judicial review is not mentioned in the Constitution. Rather, this power was explicitly established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1803 by its decision in Marbury v. Madison , in which the Supreme Court stated, “It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is…” Since the Marbury v. Madison decision, the power of judicial review has remained unchallenged. Types of Jurisdiction Personal: exists when a defendant is located within the territorial boundaries within which a court has the right and power to decide cases. Jurisdiction may be exercised over out- of-state defendants under state long arm statutes. Courts have jurisdiction over corporation defendants that do business within the state, as well as corporations that
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2010 for the course BLAW 3201 taught by Professor Fry during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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Chapter 2 outline - Chapter 2 Today in the U.S. there are...

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