The Federal Court System
In This Chapter
The American judiciary has historically been viewed as wielding extraordinary power. Alexis de Tocqueville wrote: “If I were asked where I place the American aristocracy, I should reply without hesitation … that it occupies the judicial bench and bar …. Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.”
Judges play a central role in our political life and have a large role in making public ...