Courts 2 - MARCH25th Today: ReviewQuestions Finishupcourts...

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MARCH 25 th   Today: Review Questions Finish up courts Looking ahead: Next week: Parties and Interest Groups Following week: Exam #2
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FEDERAL VS. STATE LAW Most cases are heard in state courts; can shift to  federal court if a federal law or statute is  involved. Double Jeopardy: placing someone on trial for the  same crime twice; prohibited by 5 th  amendment. McCullouch v. Maryland (1819): Supreme Court  uses judicial review to declare a state law  unconstitutional
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HOW DO JUDGES DECIDE? Constitution Stare decisis : let the decision stand . Political considerations Ideology Strategic decision making
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Different ways to treat  stare decisis : Judicial activism- principle of  stare decisis  should  sometimes be sacrificed in order to adapt the  constitution to changing conditions.
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