American Government April 21, 2011

American Government April 21, 2011 - Judicial Branch...

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Judicial Branch Organization of Federal Judiciary 1. Supreme court of the USA (1) 2. Federal Appeals Courts (11) 3. Federal District Courts (95) Supreme Court (9 justices) Appeals (3 judge panels) Districts (1 judge presides) Difference between Levels District courts: Determine questions of fact through trials. Appeals Courts: Hear questions of law 1. Application 2. Constitutionality Judiciary- A Different Branch Not – Elected, life tenure for judges Lack of enforcement, weakest of the branches (Federalist) Emphasis upon integrity Use of…… Judicial Review Constitutional law (from US constitution) Statutory Law (passed by congress) Regulatory Law (Created by agencies) A law can be ruled (unconstitutional” if it is in conflict with a higher level of law Marbury vs. Madison establishes judicial review.
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Supreme Court Appeals Process Losing party at the Appeals level can submit an appeal to SCOTUS.
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2011 for the course POLS 1000 taught by Professor Gunning during the Spring '11 term at Kennesaw.

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