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 »

The branch of the United States government that is closest to the people is the Congress because it is elected directly by the people and has the authority to make laws that influence its citizens. Apart from serving as ... 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 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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