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Judicial Branch

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Matt Basinger

on 4 November 2011

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Transcript of Judicial Branch

Types of Courts
Famous Court
Fletcher v. Peck
Marbury v. Madison
Brown v. Bd. of Edu.
Gibbons v. Ogden
McCulloch v. Maryland
Plessy v. Ferguson
Federal District Courts
Federal Courts of Appeals
Legislative Courts
Supreme Court
Judicial Review
Written Arguments
Oral Arguments
Opinion Writing
When a court hears a case for the first time
When a court case is appealed to a higher court.
Court has authority to hear both federal and state court cases.
Established by Marbury v. Madison
power to review if laws or acts of the president are constitutional.
lawyers write a brief (summary of their case)
Justices read them in preparation to ask questions.
Lawyers verbally summarize their case.
Justices ask tough questions.
Justices talk about the case in private.
Justices make a decision.
Justices justify their opinion by explaining it in detail.
Majority - winning decision (has force of law)
Dissenting - losing opinion
Concurring - agree with the majority but for a different reason.
Miranda v. Arizona
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