The third branch of the Federal Government is the Judicial Branch. The Judicial Branch works to see that laws are justly enforced. They interpret the laws to make certain they are in line with the United States Constitution. In a real sense, they preserve and protect the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
"I'll take it to the Supreme Court if I have to!"
We've all heard on television, in a movie, or in person, someone say "I'll take it to the Supreme Court!" Although there are courts all the way down to the local level, the United States Supreme Court holds the significance and esteem in our society as the "highest court in the land." While there are no other courts one could go to beyond the Supreme Court, and it may be the symbol of the Judicial system, a court case can start at any level. The Judicial Branch is so much more than just the Supreme Court and we will study this branch in detail.
Section One: The Federal Court System
Section Two The Lower Federal Courts
Section Three The United States Supreme Court
Section Four The Court at Work