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  Colorado State Judicial Branch
The Colorado Judicial Branch joins the Legislative and Executive branches to form the government for the State of Colorado.
The Judicial Branch is charged with two responsibilities: resolving disputes and supervising offenders on probation.
The Branch includes the Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Court of Appeals, and district and county courts, served by 285 justices and judges in 22 judicial districts across the state (excluding 17 Denver county court judges).
www.courts.state.co.us   (201 words)

  Judicial branch
Vote Transfers Responsibility of Sheriffs to Judicial Branch - Press release dated November 8, 2000 that details the abolishment of the Office of the High Sheriff.
Judicial Branch - State of New Hampshire - Information on the judicial duties, oral argument calendars, courthouse locations, court rules, law library services, bar exam FAQs, jury duty, student and teacher resources, and press releases.
Colorado Judicial Branch - Judicial Independence - Explaining how courts are shielded from politics or any other force that could compromise its ability to make fair rulings.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Judicial_branch.html   (507 words)

 Judiciary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The judiciary, also referred to as the judicature, consists of the system of courts of law for the administration of justice and to its principals, the justices, judges and magistrates among other types of adjudicators.
Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, it is one of the three branches of government.
Civil law judges also refer to the interpretation of codal provisions and they look for an underlying rationale not only in the particular text, but its relationship to the whole structure of the code as an organizing structure that reflects order in a civil society.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Judicial_branch   (600 words)

 PROPOSED: Order Promulgating Amendments to the Vermont Rules for Public Access to Court Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
(18) office e-mail addresses of attorneys not employed by the judicial branch until such time as e-mail is approved by the court as an a means for parties to provide official notice pursuant to court rules.
Judicial branch e-mail may be excepted from public access because it fits an exception for a case record.
However, the information obtained from judicial branch records should be disclosed to law enforcement personnel when needed, for example, to secure a warrant or obtain the services of a public defender.
www.vermontjudiciary.org /rules/proposed/proppubac803.htm   (2305 words)

 Facts About the Judicial Branch Budget   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Judicial Branch Budget Process: The judicial branch budget is handled differently from the budgets of many executive branch agencies.
In recent years, the legislature has approved all or almost all of the funds requested by the judicial branch in section I of the Budget Act, but has then reduced the appropriation in another section of the budget document.
Their purpose was to allocate the reduction in such a way as to minimize the impact of the reductions on efforts to carry out constitutional and statutory mandates and on efforts to deliver effective constituent service at 67 court sites.
www.courts.state.nh.us /press/budgfact.htm   (352 words)

 Judicial branch. The World Factbook. 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
judicial courts and tribunals (3 Justices of the Peace, 2 district courts, and 1 Supreme Court of Appeals); administrative courts and tribunals (State Prosecutor's Office, administrative courts and tribunals, and the Constitutional Court); judges for all courts are appointed for life by the monarch
Supreme Court (judges are elected by the National Assembly on the recommendation of the Judicial Council); Constitutional Court (judges elected for nine-year terms by the National Assembly and nominated by the president)
Judicial Yuan (justices appointed by the president with consent of the National Assembly; note - beginning in 2003, justices will be appointed by the president with consent of the Legislative Yuan)
www.bartleby.com /151/fields/53.html   (3711 words)

 Understanding the Federal Courts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Constitution ensures the judicial branch's equality with and independence from the legislative and executive branches.
Judicial powers and judicial work involve the application and interpretation of the law in the decision of real differences; that is, in the language of the Constitution, the decision of cases and controversies.
These three provisions--for judicial work only, for holding office during good behavior, and for undiminished compensation--are designed to assure federal judges of independence from outside influence so that their decisions can be completely impartial and based only on the laws and facts of the cases.
www.uscourts.gov /understanding_courts/8992.htm   (390 words)

 Order Promulgating Amendments to the Vermont Rules for Public Access to Court Records
Where such discussion results in action of interest to the public by a judicial department body, that decision is accessible pursuant to rule (b)(13).
Records of the department pertaining to the judicial or quasi-judicial deliberations other than those covered by this narrow exception are governed by rule 6.
While e-mail is to be treated the same as other forms of administrative records, this rule recognizes that the judicial branch cannot maintain all administrative records indefinitely.
www.vermontjudiciary.org /rules/proposed/publicaccess4040.htm   (2185 words)

 California Courts: Career Opportunities in the Judicial Branch
From facilities development to court interpreting to event management, the judicial branch can offer you a rewarding career where you work on challenging - often groundbreaking - projects and make a direct impact every day in the administration of justice.
Change is a fact of life in the judicial branch today, so we move fast and often incorporate ideas from the private sector.
Search current openings across the judicial branch for current openings by function, region, county, or organization.
www.courtinfo.ca.gov /careers   (158 words)

 Connecticut Judicial Branch Job Openings
The State of CT Judicial Branch is seeking qualified individuals for anticipated openings to provide courthouse security in all Judicial Districts.
The CT Judicial Branch is accepting resumes for anticipated openings for the position of Juvenile Probation Officer Trainee in the North Central, South Central, Southwest, Northwest and Eastern regions.
The CT Judicial Branch is accepting resumes for anticipated openings statewide for the position of Family Relations Counselor Trainee to evaluate disputed issues regarding child custody, visitation, and family finances; present written and oral reports to the court; conduct mediation sessions; make appropriate referrals to community service agencies.
www.jud.state.ct.us /external/news/jobs   (660 words)

 Judicial Branch Resources on GPO Access
Learn more about the judicial branch from Understanding the Federal Courts.
NOTE: There are specialized subject-matter courts, and numerous Federal administrative agencies within the executive branch that adjudicate disputes involving specific Federal laws and benefits programs.
Code of Federal Regulations, Title 28 - Judicial Administration
www.gpoaccess.gov /judicial.html   (278 words)

 Michigan Judicial Institute
The Michigan Judicial Institute (MJI) was developed by the Michigan Supreme Court in 1977 to provide judges and court personnel with an opportunity to develop and enhance their professional skills.
Mission Statement: Professional Excellence on the part of all those engaged in judicial service is the keystone to substantive and procedural justice.
The Michigan Judicial Institute's mission is to promote professional excellence by leading and directing a comprehensive program of high quality education and training for all court personnel.
courts.michigan.gov /mji/index.htm   (303 words)

 California Courts
The Judicial Council seeks comments on proposed new mandatory forms that would implement changes to the Family Code made by Senate Bill 1082, urgency legislation that permits military service members activated to duty to file and serve a notice of activation and request modification of support orders.
The Judicial Council approved in August the publication of criminal jury instructions.
Vacant positions are for an appellate court judicial administrator; trial court administrator from a large, metropolitan county; and an architect.
www.courtinfo.ca.gov /index.htm   (450 words)

 Ben's Guide (9-12): Branches of Government -- Judicial Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This court is the highest court in the country and vested with the judicial powers of the government.
judicial review and it is this process that the judiciary uses to provide
Judicial review is not an explicit power given to the courts but it is an implied power.
bensguide.gpo.gov /9-12/government/national/judicial.html   (159 words)

 Utah's Judicial Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Define and describe the judicial branch of Utah's state government and the system of checks and balances based on their prior knowledge.
Develop and present a poster illustrating how Utah's Legislative and Executive branches of government can be affected by Utah's courts, as well as offering ideal descriptions of judges; analyze the characteristics of judges and defend which type of judge would serve the citizens of Utah most fairly.
Each member of the group should present his or her assigned branch of government to the other students in the group, focusing on the questions answered through the larger group research.
www.uen.org /Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=568   (750 words)

The fifth article of the Constitution vests judicial power of the Commonwealth in a "unified judicial system consisting of the Supreme Court, the Superior Court, the Commonwealth Court, Courts of Common Pleas, community courts, municipal and traffic courts in the City of Philadelphia" and other courts as provided by law and justices of the peace.
Special sessions may be held in any judicial district of the state when deemed to be in the interest of justice, for the convenience of parties and/or witnesses, or for any other reason.
The Judicial Code, derived from the Pennsylvania Constitution, was amended in 1982 to provide for the establishment of 60 judicial districts, composed of one or more counties, within the state.
www.legis.state.pa.us /WU01/VC/visitor_info/creating/judicial.htm   (3268 words)

 Jefferson on Politics & Government: Judicial Branch
The Judicial Branch must be independent of other branches of government, but not independent of the nation itself.
Yet, even in that department, we call in a jury of the people to decide all controverted matters of fact, because to that investigation they are entirely competent, leaving thus as little as possible, merely the law of the case, to the decision of the judges." --Thomas Jefferson to A. Coray, 1823.
[am] against caucusing judicial decisions, and for requiring judges to give their opinions seriatim, every man for himself, with his reasons and authorities at large, to be entered of record in his own words.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /jefferson/quotations/jeff1270.htm   (1985 words)

 Judicial Branch - dKosopedia
The Judicial Branch of the United States Government is defined in the Constitution in Article III, and in the United States Code, Title 28.
Other than the Bankruptcy Court, these are for most purposes, not a part of the Judicial Branch.
Courts other than the U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Court) of various federal territories, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are federal courts, but are also not usually considered to be part of the Judicial Branch.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Judicial_Branch   (792 words)

 judicial branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The judicial branch hears cases that challenge or require interpretation of the legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President.
It consists of the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts.
Justices are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
www.saratoga-springs.org /judbranch.htm   (98 words)

 Ben's Guide (6-8): Branches of Government -- Judicial Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The judicial branch of government is established in Article III of the Constitution with the creation of the Supreme Court.
This court is the highest court in the country and is empowered with the judicial powers of the government.
A court's authority to decide constitutionality is called judicial review.
bensguide.gpo.gov /6-8/government/national/judicial.html   (117 words)

 Judicial Branch Recruitment Register (Employment Opportunities)
The following are current vacancies in the Judicial Branch offices of the Commonwealth of Virginia as of October 14, 2005:
This position is responsible for ensuring the appropriate selection and application of sophisticated research methodologies for sampling, surveys, data collection instruments, multivariate statistical analysis, and general research design.
Duties: working with project teams to develop statistical models of judicial sentencing practices, to identify risk factors associated with the likelihood of offender recidivism, to conduct impact analysis of proposed policy changes, to develop sampling, data collection and analysis plans for special projects, and to present qualitative and quantitative research results using various software applications.
www.courts.state.va.us /jbrr/jbrr.htm   (2240 words)

 Colorado Judicial Branch
The Chief Justice also serves as the executive head of the Colorado Judicial System and is the ex-officio chair of the Supreme Court Nominating Commission.
The Chief Justice appoints the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and the Chief Judge of each of the state’s 22 judicial districts, and is vested with the authority to assign judges (active or retired) to perform judicial duties.
In addition, the court oversees the State Court Administrator, Board of Continuing Legal Education, Board of Law Examiners, Commission on Judicial Discipline, and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.
www.courts.state.co.us /supct/supctindex.htm   (250 words)

 Ben's Guide (K-2): Our Government -- The Judicial Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When people are unsure about the meaning of a law, the judicial branch listens to many opinions and makes a decision.
The judicial branch is made up of courts.
They meet at the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. A service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office.
bensguide.gpo.gov /k-2/government/gov4.html   (78 words)

 Arizona's Judicial Branch
The Arizona Judicial Branch, led by Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor, has decreased the amount of time it takes to process DUI cases in certain courts and, by so doing, has enhanced public safety.
Daniel G. Martin, Hugh E. Hegyi, Randall Warner, Samuel Myers, Dean Fink, and Dawn Bergin as judges to the Superior Court in Maricopa County.
The five goals of the agenda include: Providing Access to Swift, Fair Justice; Protecting Children, Families, and Communities; Being Accountable; Improving the Communication and Cooperation with the Community; and Serving the Public by Improving the Legal Profession.
www.supreme.state.az.us   (380 words)

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