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The Structure of the U.S. Court System

The Structure of the U.S. Court System

The U.S. court system is, much like the government, built upon hierarchy. The federal court system has three levels, each of which handles different levels of judicial review. Cases can move up through these levels, and only a select percent are taken on by the top...
How Amendments are Added to the Constitution

How Amendments are Added to the Constitution

As of 2019, the United States has established twenty-seven amendments. These amendments are additions to the baseline set forth by the Constitution, regulating federal law and its impact on American citizens. While the first ten amendments were passed alongside the...
Origins of the Supreme Court

Origins of the Supreme Court

As the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court to hear about 100 to 150 court cases a year. With its power, it can even deem an executive or legislative act as unconstitutional. It aims to ensure that lower courts or other governmental decisions do not...