Nov 16 - The Judiciary 1. What is the historical foundation...

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The Judiciary 1. What is the historical foundation for the role of judges in the United States? a. Came from Great Britain and the fact that judges should be kept in office a long time so that judgments are consistent across a long time period. 2. Types of cases a. Civil cases – cases between parties not involved in breaking criminal code. Most common types are contract cases and tort cases. b. Criminal cases – involving breaking criminal code. Government acts as the prosecutor c. Procedural – refers to rules that govern the legal process 3. What is juridical discretion, and why is it important? 4. Do judicial decisions have real political consequences? a. Yes, a.i. Economic reach of the federal government a.ii. School and societal integration a.iii. Rights to abortion a.iv. Various other protections of speech and privacy a.v. Rights of defendants a.vi. Property rights a.vii. Environmental quality a.viii. Employment rights a.ix. Gender rights a.x. Manufacturer and corporate liability
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