PO 111: JUDICIALBRANCH
Is the judicial power compatible with democracy?
Federal Judges are:
Appointed not elected
Hold office for life (impeached to be removed)
Ironically fairly popular…. Approval rating is at least better than congresses.
Origins of Judicial Power:
Power of the courts comes from:
o Interpreting statuses (often vague)
o Interpreting the constitution relation to the behavior of other courts and
o Acting as a final court of appeal in federal cases.
o Special role in the regulatory process: Appeals Courts
o Deciding whether laws conflict w/ the constitut