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Last reply by: Rebecca Dai
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:45 AM

Post by Rebecca Dai on January 10, 2015

What is litmus test?
Also, I thought jury made the final decision of a case. Do judges made decisions in every case? Thank you!!

The National Judiciary

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:07
  • The Federal Court System 1:08
    • Original Jurisdiction
    • Appellate Jurisdiction
    • Concurrent Jurisdiction
  • Structure of the Judicial System 3:51
    • District Courts
    • Courts of Appeal
    • Supreme Court
  • Judicial Selection 6:59
    • No Formal Qualifications
    • Life Term
    • Removed Through Impeachment and Conviction
    • President Consults Senators Prior to Making District Court Appointments
  • Supreme Court 11:31
    • Party Affiliation
    • Race, Gender, Religion, Region
    • Judicial Experience
    • Graduated from 'Big-Name' School
  • Current Supreme Court Justices 19:23
    • Chief Justice John Roberts
    • Antonin Scalia
    • Anthony Kennedy
    • Clarence Thomas
    • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    • Stephen Breyer
    • Samuel J. Alito
    • Sonia Sotomayor
    • Elena Kagan
  • The Supreme Court at Work 25:25
    • Only a Few Hundred Cases are Heard
    • Rule of 4
    • Writ of Certiorari
  • Majority, Concurring, and Dissenting Opinions 30:21
    • Majority Opinion
    • Concurring Opinion
    • Dissenting Opinion
  • Courts as Policymakers 32:59
    • The Warren Court
    • The Burger Court
    • The Rehnquist and Roberts Courts
  • Example 1 36:54
  • Example 2 37:38
  • Example 3 38:26
  • Example 4 40:15
  • Example 5 44:23