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PoliSci - Courts - Courts Judge rumors The US trains judges...

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Courts April 16, 2007 Judge rumors: The US trains judges separately than other professions (unlike most countries). Judges are really not above politics; partisanships/values/etc effect how they view the law. People who become judges are often very involved in the political system before they become judges. Variety of ways of selecting judges because of the nature of the US court system Structure: o Highly diverse/decentralized because of a federal system of government The federal/state courts are very separate and very varied Hard to generalize the courts (talk instead about variations and tendencies) o Constant tradeoff of stability and responsiveness. Thus, judicial system is very slow. o Aside from state/fed courts, there are: Trial courts (fed and state) – trying cases Appeals courts (fed and state) – cases heard that were first decided in trial courts, hearing appeals 50 systems of state courts (both trial and appeal) Possibly for state trial/appeal courts to
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSCI 100 taught by Professor Oppenheimer during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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PoliSci - Courts - Courts Judge rumors The US trains judges...

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