Judicial Branch(Supreme Court) (Court system (Court of appeals (Each has a…
Judicial Branch(Supreme Court)
Court of appeals
Each has a panel of judges to decide if cases were tried appropriately.
13 court appeals
The judges can uphold the decision of the lower court and the outcome stands or canbe retried on the lower court.
If someone is convicted of a crime and they thought it wasn't fair they can take the case here.
9th circuit court- San Francisco, CA
Lower federal courts are divided on cases over which they have jurisdiction or authority over.
federal court judges are appointed by the president and get life terms.
Each state has 1 of the 94 district courts
Billings, Butte, Helena, Great Falls, Missoula
The losing side of the appeals court can appeal to this court
1,000s are submitted but only about 100 can be tried
If the court decides to hear a case the court of appeals is the final decision
Supreme court Justices
There are no specific requirements to become justice.
Serve for life to avoid political ties
Check on the Executive Branch
May declare executive actions unconstitutional
Checks on the legislative branch
May declare laws unconstitutional