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Note: This course will be taught over two half-days (roughly 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) instead of the originally scheduled one full day.

Appointed by the executive branch and confirmed by the legislative, the judicial branch has the mandate to determine the constitutionality of the law and provide equal justice under the law. It is the least defined of the 3 branches of government in that the Constitution establishes a Supreme Court and other courts “as Congress may ordain and establish”. This course provides an inside look into the judiciary and its role in the constitutional system.

Designed to complement Inside Congress and Inside the White House, this course explores the intersection of policy and law in the third branch of government. You will learn about the federal court system, the types of cases brought before the judiciary, and the judiciary’s relationships with the other branches of government.

OPM Competency: Political Savvy

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