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United States Government

Guide to the form and functions of the U.S. Government. Includes resources on legal issues, published government works, and current news.

Role of the Judicial Branch

The Supreme Court examines the meaning of laws, how they are applied, and whether they challenge the Constitution. Once the Supreme Court makes a decision, it can only be changed by another Supreme Court decision or by amending the Constitution. Learn more about the Supreme Court in the video below:

The Supreme Court and Federal Judiciary

Research Tools for the Judiciary

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