The Judicial Branch decides what laws mean.
It also is responsible for interpreting the laws passed by the legislative branch and enforced by the executive branch.
is made up of the court system.
The judicial branch of government
This includes the Supreme Court.
On the Supreme Court there
are nine justices, or judges.
The judges are elected by the President and approved by the Senate.
The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land.
Its decisions are final,
and no other court can overrule those decisions.
Checks And Balances
Checks and Balances are a system in which the different parts of the government have powers that affect and control the other parts so that no part can become too powerful.