Can You Do The Job?
Who is in it?
Also there are 9 justices but one of them is called the Chief Justice
How Does one become a member?
What Do They Do?
Here are some jobs that the Judicial does:
- Interpreting state laws
- Settling legal disputes
- Punishing violators of the law
- Hearing civil cases
- Protecting individual rights granted by the state constitution
- Determining the guilt or innocence of those accused of violating the criminal laws of the state
- Acting as a check upon the legislative and executive branches of state government.
What Type of Cases Do They Here?
Some examples are:
- Baker vs. Carr
The Supreme Court ruling that all state districts must be equal in population., required that voting district needed to be reapportioned.
- Marbury vs. Madison
This was a case in which the Supreme Court first asserted the power of Judicial review in finding that the congressional statue expanding the Court's original jurisdiction was unconstitutional.
- Texas vs. Johnson
It was ruled that a person has a constitutional right to burn the american flag.