The Judicial Branch
This detailed introduction to the American justice system offers a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of U.S. courts. Readers experience the real-life drama of how laws and their application are debated, argued, tested, and decided upon. Topics include the concept of justice, the separation of powers in the U.S. Constitution, the difference between state and federal courts, the judicial nomination process, landmark Supreme Court cases, and influential justices. Sidebars provide opportunities to compare and contrast concepts and extra information to think more about.