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Ch 14: Judiciary Branches of Government

About This Chapter

Learn about the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary system through these video lessons, and get a look at the courts in the French Republic. You can test your knowledge with quizzes at the end of each lesson.

Judiciary Branches of Government - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The court system forms the judiciary branch of government. The judicial branch is headed by the Supreme Court, which interprets the Constitution and oversees the actions of the legislative and executive branches of government. The federal courts also review statutes and court decisions according to the standards set in the U.S. Constitution. In this chapter, we'll review the powers of the courts, including a look at the French national judicial system. By the end of these lessons you should understand:

  • How the system of checks and balances work in relation to the judicial branch of government
  • What the role of the Supreme Court is
  • How the French judicial branch is organized
  • What is meant by statutory interpretation
  • What theories liberal and conservative judges often employ in interpreting the law, and how they differ

Video Objective
Judicial Branch of Government: Definition, Role & PowerLearn what the U.S. judicial branch consists of, duties of the courts and what they can and cannot do.
The Judicial Branch of the French Republic: Purpose & PowersExamine the workings of the French judicial system.
The Power of the Federal Judiciary: Sources & ConsequencesStudy the powers of the Supreme Court and the federal courts.

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