Introduction to the Tennessee Judicial System

The judicial branch, one of the three basic divisions of state government, serves as a check on the powers of both the legislative and executive branches. Through the power of judicial review, the courts rule on the constitutionality of legislation passed by the Tennessee General Assembly and considers the legality of administrative policies and regulations.

This section of Lesson 1 provides an overview how the judicial branch works in Tennessee.

Introduction to the Tennessee Judicial System (handout)

Chapter V - The Judicial Branch (handout)

Appeals Process in a Nutshell . . . almost (handout)

 

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