The Judicial Branch Of The United States

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The United States of America has a very complex system of government through the use of checks and balances. The system we have in place allows for the three branches of government to control one another so that one branch could not be the most powerful. What makes the judicial branch different is that the decision brought by the Supreme Court is the final say and cannot be overruled. Along with that the election process for the legislative and executive branch is brought to by the use of a vote while those of the Supreme Court appointed by the president. The process of becoming a Supreme Court justice seems rather undemocratic and the power given and terms served also seem undemocratic. The Supreme Court serves as the head of the judicial branch and is made up of 9 justices, 8 associate justices and 1 chief justice. Unlike the other branches of government, the members of the Supreme Court are nominated by the President and approved by the Senate. The Judicial branch interprets the law though the use of court cases and has the power of judicial review where it can rule whether or not something is permitted under the constitution. Those chosen as Justices of the Supreme Court are selected by the President and approved by the Senate. They are not elected for terms by vote like the other branches of Government but instead appointed by the President and approved by the Senate for life. The reason for this is that the constitution states that justices “shall hold their Offices
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