The Judicial Branch is led by Chief Justice John Roberts. The longest serving of the associate justices are Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The re... 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 »

John Jay was the first and youngest Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and as of 2015, John Roberts is the Chief Justice. Between these two men, 15 others have served in this capacity, including John Marshall, Will... More »

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The judicial branch is important because it interprets the laws of the nation. The judicial branch also has the power to compel the production of evidence. In the United States, the Supreme Court is the superior court of... More »

The judicial branch of the U.S. government is responsible for interpreting laws as well as determining the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress. It may also make determinations about the constitutionality of exec... More »

The members of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts and the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals all make up the judicial branch. The judicial branch was established by Article III of the Constitution. More »

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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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