Judicial Branch (Supreme Court) (Court System (Supreme Court (If the court…
Judicial Branch (Supreme Court)
If the court declines to here a case, the Court of Appeals decision is final
The losing side of the Court of Appeals can appeals to this court
Thousands of cases are submit but only about 100 are tried
Court of Appeals
13 Court of Appeals
Each court has a panel of judges to decide if cases were tried appropriately.
Judges can uphold the decision of the lower court and the outcome stands or they can be retried.
Each state has at least 1 of the 94 district courts
Federal Judges are appointed by the President and get life terms.
Lower Federal Courts are decided on cases over which they have jurisdiction or authority over it.
Supreme Court Justices
Requirements: no specific requirements
Serve for life to avoid political ties
Checks on Legislative Branch
May declare laws unconstitutional
Checks on Executive Branch
May declare executive actions unconstitutional