Learning Objectives

By the time you finish reading this chapter, you will be able to

6.1 Describe what it means to live in a lawful society and the kinds of laws that exist in the U.S.

6.2 Explain the source and structure of the United States judicial system

6.3 Describe what happens if you get involved in the legal system

6.4 Summarize what equal justice really means

6.5 Describe how the Constitution arranged the court system, and explain the role given to Congress to fill in the details

6.6 Discuss the political nature of the highest court in the land