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04.02 Judicial Review - U.S. Gov.

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Selena Ruiz

on 24 January 2013

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Transcript of 04.02 Judicial Review - U.S. Gov.

Review: The Honorable Ramona Salvarez Question: How is your role in government different from an elected official? Answer: My position is a federal circuit judge. My role isn't different from an elected official since I was appointed by a democratic president. Question: How is it the same? Answer: If there was a difference then it would be that I’ve been a judge for 19 years and have experience on what I’m doing. Question: Do you think judges should be elected? Explain why or why not. Answer: Yes, I do think judges should be elected. Not everyone is designed to become a judge and not everyone has the capability to become one so that's why I think it's best for someone who knows what they're doing and know how to choose good candidates. Question: What is judicial review? Answer: A judicial review is the power to review laws or acts if determined to be unconstitutional. Question: Please explain the role of judicial review in a case you recently decided and Please explain how you arrived at your decision, including different factors that affected it. Answer: The role of judicial of review in my recent case was ruled that a music website charging automatic membership fees after a free trial violated consumer rights in many states. So, a group of citizens from one state brought a class-action suit to the court against the music website business, which is in another state. The business had maintained that the policy was agreed to at the time of signing up for the free trial, but the petitioners claim it was unclear and tiny. How I arrived at my decision was kind of difficult. The business did follow the law with the policy but did not put it clear or out there so the customers could read it pay attention before they had made that decision.
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