Who is in the US Judicial Branch?
The Judicial Branch includes not only courts, but the US Supreme Court justices, lower court judges, federally employed prosecutors, public defenders and other attorneys, support staff, clerks of court, and many other people.
In the United States, only the Article III (constitutional courts) are part of the Judicial Branch. There are many other courts in the federal court system, but most of them were created under Congress' authority in Article I, and are actually part of the Legislative Branch.
Only the courts listed below are included in the Judicial Branch:
Federal Judicial Branch
- 94 US District Courts
- 1 US Court of International Trade
- 13 US Courts of Appeals Circuit Courts
- 1 Supreme Court of the United States
judicial branch The Judicial branch.- Judicial branch The Judicial Branch The federal Judicial Branch, consisting of the US District Courts, the US Court of International Trade, the US Court of Appeals Circuit Courts and the US Supreme Court can declare acts of Congress unconstitutional, but only if the act has already been signed into law and is relevant to a case before the court. The US Supreme Court is head of the Judicial Branch and…
The Legislative branch according to the US constitution has the power of the purse over the Judicial branch. They determine the funding for the Judicial branch and can determine the working elements of the Judicial Branch. The Legislative branch also has the power to confirm Judicial nominees to the Judicial Branch and the confirmation process provides a series of checks to confirm the soundness of the judicial appointee.