The student will apply social science skills to understand the federal judiciary by
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investigating and evaluating how the judiciary influences public policy by delineating the power of government and safeguarding the rights of the individual.
describing the organization, jurisdiction, and proceedings of federal courts;
comparing the philosophies of judicial activism and judicial restraint; and
evaluating how the Marshall Court established the Supreme Court as an independent branch of government through its opinion in Marbury v. Madison;
describing how the Supreme Court decides cases;