What is the main purpose of the Judicial Branch?
to interpret the laws and administer justice
What does the Judicial Branch consists of ?
a system of federal courts
Who appoints the federal judges?
The President and approved by the Senate
How long do they hold office?
How can they be removed?
What are the qualification to be a federal judge?
there are no qualification for the position listed in the Constitution
What are the 3 types of Federal Courts?
1) Supreme Court 2) Court of Appeals 3) District Courts
What is the only crime listed in the Constitution?
How many Judges are on the Supreme Court?
What is the main duty of the Supreme Court?
to decide if laws are constitutional
Who was the first woman Justice?
Sandra Day O'Connor
How many justices make a quorum (a majority)?
it takes 6 justices ( a majority is necessary of a decision)
Where do the Supreme Court Justices meet?
The Supreme Court Building in Washington DC
What does the Court of Appeals do?
they hear appeals from the lower courts
How many courts are there in the Court of Appeals?
13 courts in the US with 3 or more justices
What does the District Courts do?
they hear ordinary trial courts in the Federal System
How many courts are in the District Courts?