The Judiciary explains and applies the laws. This branch
does this by hearing and evenually making decisions on various legal cases.
The Judicial Branch is in charge of the court
system. There are three different kinds of courts found in the federal
court system. The lowest level is the district courts. The 2nd level is
the court of appeals. The top level is the Supreme Court.
Did you know...
1.The Supreme Court was set up by the Constitution.
2. The Supreme Court was organized on February 2, 1790.
3.The Supreme Court building is in Washington D.C.
4.Various Court officers assist the Supreme Court in performance of its
5.Of the approximate 4,500 cases appealed to the Supreme Court each year
only about 200 are heard.
6. The power of Judicial Review gives the Supreme Court the right to overturn
state laws and laws passed by Congress.
7.John Marshall of Virginia was appointed by President Adams as the fourth
Chief Justice. He remained on the Court for over 34 years.
8.There are 13 judicial circuits, each with a court of appeals.
9. There are 94 U.S. district courts in the United States.
10. Congress decides how many judges there will be and where they will