The job of the judicial arm of government is to interpret the laws put into place by the Legislative branch. What separates this branch of the government from the others is that Congress can have a great deal of influence over the shape of the judicial branch. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest of all courts. The number of judges that sit on the court is entirely decided by Congress. Since the late-19th century there have been nine Justices. What is interesting about the Supreme Court is that their decisions are final, meaning that they basically are the last word in the justice process.
These lessons and worksheets look at specific aspects of the judicial branch. The topics include the role of Appellate Courts, the Supreme Court, the movement and process of procedures; we also look at the impact of very influential Justices.