4-21-11 - No question 3 or 8 on third assignment 4/21/11 I....

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No question 3 or 8 on third assignment 4/21/11 I. Judicial Branch a. Organization of Federal Judiciary i. Supreme Court of the USA (1) ii. Federal Appeals Courts (11) iii. Federal District Courts (95) b. Supreme Court (9 justices) c. Appeals (3 judge panels) d. Districts (1 judge presides) II. Difference between Levels a. District Courts: Determine questions of fact through trials b. Appeals Courts: Hear questions of law i. Application ii. Constitutionality III. Judiciary – A Different Branch a. Not-elected, life tenure for judges b. Lack of enforcement, weakest of the branches (Federalist) c. Emphasis upon integrity and impartiality d. Use of secrecy in deliberations e. Wear robes and have formal structure to court proceedings IV.Judicial Review a. Constitutional Law (from US Constitution) b. Statutory Law (passed by Congress) c. Regulatory Law (created by agencies) d. A law can be ruled “unconstitutional” if it is in conflict with a higher level of law. e. Marbury vs. Madison establishes Judicial Review V. Supreme Court Appeals Process a. Losing party at the Appeals level can submit an appeal to SCOTUS. b.
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