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Judges and Courts: A Look at the Judicial Branch (Searchlight Books - How Does Government Work?) Paperback – February 1, 2012
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The judicial branch is made up of courts that interpret, or "decide what laws mean." Laws, which can be federal, state, or local, are "rules" that we all must follow. They are called statues when they are "written down." There are civil statutes, but there are also common laws. You'll learn the difference between the two in this book and how they work. In the United States we have federal and state court systems. The former deals with laws that govern the entire country, the latter deals with state law. You'll also learn about checks and balances, the Supreme Court, courts of appeal, federal district courts, bankruptcy courts, state court systems, criminal law, amendments to the Constitution, court proceedings, civil law, and you'll learn many other interesting facts about our court system.
This is an excellent overview of the United States court system and how it functions. Apart and aside from televised, dramatic court proceedings, many young people don't know much about how our judicial system works. This book was very clear, concise and could easily lead to a stepping stone for a school report.Read more ›