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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Courts and Law

Did you know that the legal system is included in each of the 3 branches of government?
  • The Legislative branch creates the laws
  • The Executive branch makes the laws official, signing them into law
  • The Judicial branch enacts and enforces the laws
Branches of government exist at the federal, or national level, as well as the state and local levels. In federal government, judges are appointed, not elected. However, in North Carolina state government, most judges are elected. They'll be on the ballot in November!
Do you know how the North Carolina Court System works? To get you started, here is a great resource from the Trial Court Administrator's office at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.

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Great handout from Civic Education Consortium