As part of a special concerning the “Freedom For Which the Flag Stands“, and just in time for the elections, I am featuring a special treat for my viewers. In the second of a four part series, I am featuring the scope of the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government. Miami University has a great basis to understanding the function of the government. A lot of federal program information is always available and distributed by the Government Printing Office through the GPO Bookstore and the Federal Depository Library Program. Other very interesting info is available is available from the Branches of the U.S. Government | USAGov website. A lot of federal information is available at no cost, but sometimes a self-addressed, stamped envelope with instructions online will be provided and then must be sent if necessary.
Judicial Branch U.S. Government:
The Judicial Branch of the government is for justice and order, and hear different types of court cases at different levels, but always honors and portrays exactly as it is written in the U.S. Constitution. Most federal cases involved are involving F.B.I. cases, C.I.A. cases, areas where crimes are considering the fact that a criminal crossed state lines, espionage, treason, and other miscellaneous cases. The cases are always at the People of the United States as the plaintiff versus a defendant. If it turns out that it is at state jurisdiction level, you can contact each state from the federally provided court list to find out about your individual state at: State Court Web sites | NCSC.
- Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
- Bankruptcy Courts
- Court of Federal Claims
- Court of International Trade
- Federal Court Interpreters
- Federal Judicial Center
- Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation
- U.S. Sentencing Commission
- U.S. Tax Court for cases relating to the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Court of Appeals is divided into two branches:
- Nine members make up the Supreme Court—a Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices. There must be a minimum or quorum of six Justices to decide a case.
- If there is an even number of Justices and a case results in a tie, the lower court’s decision stands.
- There is no fixed term for Justices. They serve until their death, retirement, or removal in exceptional circumstances.
Government is needed to keep structure, law, order, justice in everyday living. Every society in the world including Antarctica, and as I researched now has some type of government. Past history provides the results of total lack of law and order, or justice always fail and falter, and total KAOS and disorder result, if and when more than a family try to live life in harmony, due to different personalities and ways of upbringing. Principles are very important to live in any type of society through the ages, especially our modern society.