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Week 3 Assignment: The Courts Function & Role

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Government

[Response should be a minimum of one paragraph (3 – 5 complete sentences).]

1. The three branches of government are sometimes described as a three-legged stool that stabilizes the government. Explain what is meant by that statement and what would happen if one leg of the stool were not functioning, using specific details or examples.

Judicial Review

[Response should be a minimum of one paragraph.]

2. Discuss why judicial review is important, using specific details or examples.

Federal Court

[Response should be a minimum of two paragraphs.]

3a. Provide an example of a Supreme Court decision that affects our society today and explain its impact using specific details, and cite your source(s).

3b. Provide an example of a Federal Court decision that impacts individual states and explain its impact using specific details, and cite your source(s).

State Courts

[Response should be a minimum of one paragraph.]

4. Because no two state constitutions or legislative bodies are alike, it is not surprising that the jurisdictions of State Courts vary from one state to another. Discuss the impact this has on society in states where crimes are not processed equally, using specific details or examples, and cite your source(s).

Sources

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2. Enter the second source entry here.

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