Unit 7: Judiciary Branch

Julia Howe & Morgan Stubblefield

The Nature of the Judicial System

criminal law case: accused is charged with violating a law, and can be sentenced with a fine or imprisonment

civil law case: dispute between two parties, includes statutes (legislation) and common la (judicial decisions)

Plantiffs must have standing to sue, and officers must have a probable reason to arrest.

Plantiffs, defendants, lawyers, and interest groups participate.