Judicial power involves constitutional authority assigned to courts and judges, according to the Free Dictionary. The authority enables them to interpret and apply the law, arbitrate legal disputes and carry out justice. More »

The United States president’s judicial powers include nominating judges to the Supreme Court and granting pardons. The president can also shorten prison terms and grant amnesty. More »

In the United States, judicial power is divided between the federal and state governments; within each court system, a tiered structure of original and appellate jurisdiction is in place. Both the executive and legislati... More »

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Federal judges oversee cases that are presented in federal courts. The federal court system consists of trial courts, appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court. More »

Federal judges who serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, in the federal appellate courts or in district courts do not have a set term of office. They are allowed to serve as long as they like, provided that they remain person... More »

Once passed by the legislature and signed into law by the president, the people of the United States can challenge any law in the courts under the authority of the judicial branch. Laws deemed unconstitutional by the jud... More »

Some examples of concurrent powers are the power to tax, to build roads, to borrow money and to create courts. Other such powers include making and enforcing laws, chartering banks and corporations, and usurping property... More »