Gov: Judicial Branch

judicial-system_b    Judicial Branch

The judicial system’s job is to resolve conflicts peacefully in accordance with the law and in a manner most parties to the conflict will see as just or fair. The challenge of resolving conflicts in a just manner usually begins in trial courts, which focus on sorting through the facts of a case. Cases can be categorized by whether the dispute involves criminal or civil law. Criminal law refers to legal measures passed by a legislative body to protect the welfare of society and to provide punishments for those who fail to comply. People found guilty of violating criminal laws are punished through fines, prison sentences, probation, or similar penalties. Civil law refers to legal measures that govern conflicts between private parties or between a private party and the government. Conflicts can arise from various circumstances, including disputes over the ownership of property, injuries suffered in an accident, or questions about the terms of a contract. In most civil cases, one party sues another party for damages, or compensation of some sort.

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ZONK-logo4 ZONK! Review: Amendments and SCOTUS cases.

Congrats Team Winners:
Period 2 – Aardvarks
Period 3 – Cobras
Period 5 – Squirrels
Period 6 – Wolves
Period 7 – Squirrels

Gov ZONK Winners 10.24.2013

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Government Homework:
1. Amendments Quiz I – tomorrow (Friday 10/25)

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Honors Gov: Social Science Analysis

Social Science Analysis:  Health Care

us healthcare reform 2     Across the nation, reaction to the 2010 health care legislation that made its way through the House seemed to echo the bitter division in Washington. While people referred to the legislation as “health care,” “health reform,” “health insurance reform,” and “Obamacare,” the actual title of the bill is something else entirely: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Republicans see the new law as a government takeover produced by back room deals and rammed through Congress. Most Democrats hailed it as historic, and President Obama declared that the law will set in motion reforms that generations of Americans have fought for, marched for, and hungered to see. Meanwhile, progressives who had long called for a Medicare for all system were disappointed by the legislation, which builds on the U.S.’s private, employer-based insurance system.  Your paper will examine one of four issues of health care in the United States.

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Honors Gov Homework:
1. SSA Research Paper – due Turnitin on Friday 11/8
2. Health Care Quiz I – Mon 10/28

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