Judicial Branch (Supreme Court) (Court System (Court of Appeals (13 Court…
Judicial Branch (Supreme Court)
Lower federal courts are divided on cases over which they have jurisdictional or authority over.
Each state has 1 of the ninety four district court
Billings, Butte,Helena, Great Falls, Missoula
Court of Appeals
13 Court of appeals
9th Circuit court- San Francisco, CA
If someone is convicted of a crime and they thought it was't fair they can take the case hare
The judges can uphold the decision of the lower court and the outcome stands or they can be retired at the lower court
Each has a panel of judges to decide if cases were tried appropriately
The losing side of the appeals court can appeal to this court
1,000s are submitted but only about 100 can be tried.
Checks on Legislative Branch
Supreme Court Justices
There are no specific requirements to become a justice
Serve for life to avoid political ties.
Checks on the executive branch
May declare executive actions unconstitutional