Study guide for quiz 4 chapter 6 and 13

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Tocquebille’s observation about Americans and Courts “scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later into a judicial question” Our judiciary forms part of our political process. The instant that judges interpret the law, they become actors in the political arena-policymakers working within a political institution Jurisdiction The authority of a court to decide certain cases. Not all courts have the authority to decide all cases. Where a case arises and what its subject matter is are two jurisdictional issues Justiciable questions A question that may be raised and reviewed in court Federal questions A question that has to do with the U.S. Constitution, acts of Congress, or treaties. A federal question provides a basis for federal jurisdiction. Political questions An issue that a court believes should be decided by the executive or legislative branch-or these two branches acting together Basis of American Law Federal and state constitutions, statues passed by legislative bodies, administrative
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