Political Science 102 Notes
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Pol S 101 3335 Ch12Courts Founder s view of the courts Judiciary ought to be the weakest branch of government Feared that a powerful judiciary would be destructive to state rights Congress agrees on a federal system Congress can change the court system whenever it wants due to the lack of specificity regarding courts in the constitution Marbury v Madison Established the concept ofjudicial review Judicial review Courts have the power to strike down federal state and local laws they deem unconstitutional It is a rare occurrence with only 170 national laws stuck down and 1400 state laws Statutory Interpretation How law should apply in a case Court Fundamentals Plea bargaining often occurs before verdicts are reached Standard of proof in criminal court is quotbeyond a reasonable doubt while civil court consists of quotpreponderance of evidence Burden of proof is on the plaintiff In a civil case Adversarial system gives both sides of the case relevant information Is the case justiciable Case or controversy Standing Mooting Ripeness Role of presidency in selecting judges FDR court packing scheme Senate is more active with advising and consenting Nominees are rarely rejected due to their lack of competency but more often due to their ideologies beliefs
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