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 »

The legislative branch has various roles in the United States, including drafting and passing bills that become law with presidential approval, rejecting or approving presidential appointments and foreign treaties, repre... More »

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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 »

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 independence of the judicial branch is ensured by making sure that the judges cannot receive a reduction in their salary and cannot be removed from the bench by a president who might oppose the judge's views. This gi... More »

The judicial branch determines the constitutionality of the law as it pertains to specific cases. It does not issue general opinions on the law or enforce it; rather, individuals must prove that they have been harmed by ... More »

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The main function of the judicial branch is to interpret and apply the law and provide a mechanism for the settling of disputes. The judicial branch does not make laws in most cases, nor does it enforce them. More »