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THE LEAST DANGEROUS BRANCH? Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 78 Has neither the sword, nor the purse Lifetime appointment Judicial review
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ARTICLE 3 Establishes Supreme Court, Congress will  create inferior courts Establishes Original and Appellate  Jurisdiction Unanswered Questions: Size of judiciary?   Qualifications of Justices? Judicial Review?
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THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY Supreme Court  Court of Appeals (13) District Courts (94)
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COURTS IN THE UNITED STATES Federal: Judges are appointed by President, subject to confirmation  by the Senate Senatorial Courtesy : informal rule that the Senate will not  confirm nominees without the approval of the senior  senator of the state from the President’s party Applies to District Courts
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State: Judicial selection varies by state 39 use elections for at least some judges What are the benefits to electing judges? What are the drawbacks to electing judges?
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