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{{terms update|Month=March 5, 2014}}In law, the judiciary or judicial system is the system of courts which administer justice in the name of the sovereign or state, a mechanism for the resolution of disputes.
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The term is also used to refer collectively to the judges, magistrates and other adjudicators who form the core of a judiciary, as well as the support personnel who keep the system running smoothly. Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, 'the judiciary is the branch of government primarily responsible for interpreting the law'[citation needed]. It construes the laws enacted by the legislature.
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In law, the '''judiciary''' or judicial system is the system of courts which administer justice in the name of the sovereign or state, a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. The term is also used to refer collectively to the judges, magistrates and other adjudicators who form the core of a judiciary, as well as the support personnel who keep the system running smoothly.<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/judiciary ''Merriam-Webster'', "Judiciary", accessed March 28, 2014]</ref>
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Under the doctrine of the separation of powers adherent in the [[Article III, United States Constitution|Article III of the United State Constitution]], "the judiciary is the branch of government primarily responsible for interpreting the law." In turn, the judiciary construes the laws enacted by the legislature.
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==See also==
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*[[Judgepedia:Judiciary Act of 1789|Judiciary Act of 1789]]
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*[[Judgepedia:Judiciary Act of 1801|Judiciary Act of 1801]]
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*[[Judgepedia:Jurisdiction and Removal Act of 1875|Jurisdiction and Removal Act of 1875]]
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*[[Judgepedia:Portal:Federal judiciary|Federal judiciary]]
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==External links==
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* [http://www.uscourts.gov/Home.aspx ''U.S. Courts'', "Home"]
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* [http://judiciary.house.gov/ ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Judiciary Committee"]
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* [http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/ ''U.S. Senate'', "Judiciary Committee"]
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==References==
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<small>Article taken from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judiciary Wikipedia]</small>
 
 
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Latest revision as of 22:41, 31 March 2014

In law, the judiciary or judicial system is the system of courts which administer justice in the name of the sovereign or state, a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. The term is also used to refer collectively to the judges, magistrates and other adjudicators who form the core of a judiciary, as well as the support personnel who keep the system running smoothly.[1]

Under the doctrine of the separation of powers adherent in the Article III of the United State Constitution, "the judiciary is the branch of government primarily responsible for interpreting the law." In turn, the judiciary construes the laws enacted by the legislature.

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