The judge is the highest ranking official in the criminal justice system. This being said, they have earned and deserved a great deal of respect. In “A Few Good Men” respect is given to the judge by standing when they enter the room. Every courtroom scene is started with the bailiff saying “all rise” as the judge enters. As depicted in the movie, the judge also sits above everyone else in the courtroom which exemplifies their authority. Judges also receive higher pay and wear robes. Another form of respect judges have earned is to be called judge or your honor. At around the 2-hour mark, the movie shows Judge Julius Alexander firmly telling Col. Nathan Jessep to refer to him as judge or your honor. A judge is one of the most respected positions
Supreme Court heals appeals from lower courts. These lower courts include the U.S. courts of appeals, and state supreme courts. (284) US Supreme Court Justices decide which cases they will hear, and “may review any decision appealed to it that it decides is worthy of review.” (285) Unlike the Justices of the Ohio Supreme Court, US Supreme Court Justices are not elected, but nominated by the president. Once a justice is confirmed by the Senate, they serve for life. Their power of judicial review makes them the final authority on matters of law and the interpretation of the U.S.
When people think of a good judge they typically think of somebody who is fair, not bias and has some sort of experience. However, in today’s society, particularly in the United States, our judicial selection methods are not made to select judges on their ability to reason well and rule impartially (Carter and Burke, 6). On top of that, judges have no actual training before they become part of the judiciary. The only training they receive is in school when they are studying the law. Sometimes when they pursue an apprenticeship with a judge they also get a little bit more experience or insight into a judge’s job.
The traditional vision of the ideal judge, long embraced by both the legal establishment and the public, is one who is ' 'detached ' ' and ' 'impartial. ' ' The model jurist renders decisions without regard to personal values, beliefs or experiences. For many, the most important test of judicial nominees from Robert Bork to John Arnick is whether, given prior statements and acts, the nominee can be ' 'impartial. ' ' The assumption is that only impartial judges can be fair.
The jury system originated in England hundreds of years ago. The colonists brought the jury system from England to the United States. In 1733, John Zenger, a printer, printed a newspaper critical for the British Government. His attorney convinced the jury to be in favor for Zenger because his criticisms were true. After this trial, it gave ordinary citizens the freedom of speech and the power to go against the king. The Founding Fathers wanted the people of the United States to be in a democracy or self-government and established the jury system into the constitution. It is expensive and is a long process to start a jury trial. Also, jurors are not as professional as judges and can not determine a fair verdict. The Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) effect might also affect the verdict of the jury. The American jury system should not be used because of it not being cost-effective, the lack of experience of the jury, which leads to justice not being served, and the CSI effect impacting the
Our establishing fathers added to the technique, the detachment of forces, to forestall misuse of power among the three branches and to ensure the opportunity of all. Every branch has its particular force- executive power belongs to the president, authoritative force exists within Congress, and the legal authority rests with the Supreme Court. The significance of the partition of powers was to make an administration that would not become domineering. Rather, it was deliberately intended to advance freedom and equitably speak to the will of the individuals. Another significant highlight of the division of forces is the guideline of giving each of the branches an extraordinarily diverse voting public. Today in the United States, many people ask
1. Chart the changes in federalism throughout American history. What was dual federalism? How was governmental power distributed under this system? How did the Great Depression lead to the decline in dual federalism?
Judge: Well Mr. Fermin my role in government is very different, since im here to help with evidence and overlook the case with outside information and knowledge. An elected official is pretty much that is elected while a judge is appointed by the president.
This is different than the Supreme Court judges, who serve specifically as a judicial branch and don’t serve as an executive function. The only administrative function the Supreme Court has relates to the judicial system. For example, the Supreme Court makes the rules for civil cases, and the laws of practice for trials of the entire Texas Judicial system. They set the rules for “the state Office of Court Administration, the Commission on Judicial Conduct, the State Bar of Texas, and other state agencies in the judicial branch of government” (The Justice
As a fifteen year veteran Law Enforcement Officer, Craig Markham has become somewhat of an expert in the field. Working with different forms of Law Enforcement, Constable Offices, and Corrections has exposed him to the many intricacies of the Canadian judicial system.
Judges of Texas are elected, all the way to the Supreme Courts. Starting with the lowest court the justice of the peace, the qualifications to become a judge a very simple. First officials must be a United States citizen, a resident of the state of Texas, and a resident of their district for at least one year and only 18 years of age. This may seem to be young but I met some 18-year-olds who are more mature than some 30-year-olds I have met. And as far as education goes they only have to go to the Texas justice Center chords training center in Austin Texas for two weeks. They also serve a term of four years. They are also required to obtain 80 hours during the first year in office and 20 hours annually thereafter. These courts here class
The cultural dimensions of Canada and the Republic of Belarus provide insight as to why the structure and nature of the judicial systems differ from one another. However, before interpreting these dimensions, it is important to note that although the Republic of Belarus was established in 1994, it resembles Russia almost entirely in terms of culture. Therefore Hofstede’s study of Russia’s Cultural Dimensions is applicable to the Republic of Belarus. The Canadian structure and nature of its judicial system can be explained due to its high level of individualism (80) and low power distance (39). The high level of individualism can explain the reason why alternative to courts are accepted in Canada. People expect to look out for themselves and
Federal judges are appointed by the President of the United States and are confirmed on the advice and consent of the United States Senate. There are a few ways that the President
Parliament’s legislative branch of Government, with the three-part component, it is composed of the House of Commons, the Senate and the Queen (McTeer, 1995), who is represented by the Governor General in Canada (currently David Johnson) (G.G., 2015). These components of government serve more as a ceremonial role with such responsibilities as: “the installation of the Governor General; the Opening of Parliament; the Speech from the Throne, and Royal Assent ceremonies” (Parl. Library, 2011). The Governor General is appointed by the Prime Minister, who advises the Queen about who shall be appointed with a lengthy term of five years, which may eventually be extended (Parl. Library, 2011). The other part of the puzzle consists of the Executive branch of government. This branch consists of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. The Prime Minister runs the Cabinet; he/she controls the ministerial appointments (Parl., 2012). Being responsible for government policy, it is crucial for the Cabinet to have confidence of the House of Commons (Parl., 2012). Not everyone can be a part of Cabinet, so the Ministers who are chosen by the Prime Minister are “Members of House of Commons… and at least one Senator… who serves as the Leader of the Government in the Upper house (Parl., 2012). Each Cabinet Minister is assigned specific roles they must fulfil within government (House of Commons, 2008), and the Cabinet lasts as long as the Prime Minister is in power. Another factor that grants the responsible government power is winning majority seats in the House of Commons. Simply defined by Joseph Howe, responsible government indicates the responsibility to the people in Canada; as it “is more commonly described as an executive or Cabinet that is dependent on
Malaysian judiciary refers to the Malaysian court system. It is an independent body separate from the legislative and executive arms of government. The role of courts is to ensure the law and order are followed, that justice is done, and criminals are punished. The head of the judiciary is the Chief Justice.