American Law

Common Law America's legal system is based upon the English principles of common law. English […]

Checking Court Power

The Executive branch checks the Supreme Court because decisions often require presidential action. For example, […]

Consequences of Judicial Decisions

Only a small percent of federal cases wind up in court. Many civil cases end […]

Court System & Democracy

Courts interpret law and consist of judges. Judges bring their value systems to the job, […]

Judicial Recruitment

Federal judges are nominated by the president and approved by the Senate. There are no […]

Roe v Wade

Roe v Wade resulted in a clash of perspectives. Its roots lie in Griswold v […]

Strict & Loose Constructionists

Strict constructionists and loose constructionists have differing views about the appropriate role of the courts. […]

Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court makes national policies. National policies are those which affect the whole nation. […]

United States Court System

There is a national system of courts as well as separate court systems for each […]

Workings of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is in session from October until June or July. Justices decide which […]

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