Just the Facts: The Judicial Branch of the Government

Just the Facts: The Judicial Branch of the Government

     
 

The judicial branch of the United States government, as mandated by the Constitution, was formed to oversee the established laws of the country. Consisting of numerous federal courts throughout the 50 states and the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., the judicial branch's responsibility is to interpret all laws made by the legislative branch and to ensure that they do… See more details below

Overview

The judicial branch of the United States government, as mandated by the Constitution, was formed to oversee the established laws of the country. Consisting of numerous federal courts throughout the 50 states and the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., the judicial branch's responsibility is to interpret all laws made by the legislative branch and to ensure that they do not conflict with the principles of the Constitution. This program documents the challenges faced by the judicial branch throughout history and includes coverage of several landmark court cases. Views and insights of noted educators and political officials help present a balanced view of this important branch of the American government.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/30/2004
UPC:
0743452145829
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Goldhill Home Media
Time:
0:50:00

Special Features

Interactive full-motion menus; Scene index; A teacher's user guide; Kent Newmyer on John Marshall; Multiple-choice quiz; Printable documents; Trailers

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [1:17]
2. Article Three of the Constitution [1:44]
3. Appointment of Justices [1:48]
4. The Locations of the Supreme Court [:35]
5. The Functions of the Supreme Court [4:23]
6. The Power of Judicial Review [3:18]
7. Federal Law Overrides State Law [4:23]
8. Supreme Court Cases That Protect Our Rights [9:23]
9. The Dred Scott Decision [1:42]
10. The Nine Supreme Court Justices [2:50]
11. Impeachment of a Justice [1:31]
12. The First Minority Justices [:40]
13. The Chief Justices of the Supreme Court [1:55]
14. Outstanding Justices of the Supreme Court [1:53]
15. How the Supreme Court Works [3:13]
16. Wrap Up and Closing Credits [2:42]

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