Homework #4 - Marybeth Ibarrientos Political Science...

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Marybeth Ibarrientos Political Science Homework #4 21 October 2010 Judiciary 1. What is judicial review? Judicial review is a silent power of the Court from The Constitution. This power allows the judiciary to review acts of the other branches of government and the state. Judicial review consists of a review by courts of the legality (not constitutionality) of a decision by an administrative authority. 2. What is the judiciary act of 1789 and why is it important? By the passage of the Judiciary Act of 1789, the pervasive role of politics in the judicial branch quickly became evident. This act established the basic three-tiered structure of the federal court system. The federal district courts are at the bottom with at least one in each state. If the litigants are unhappy with the district court’s verdict, they can appeal their case to one of three circuit courts. Each circuit court was composed of one district court judge and two itinerant Supreme Court justices who met as a circuit court twice a year. The third tier of the federal
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2011 for the course ANTHRO 4 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '11 term at San Joaquin Delta College.

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