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The Judicial Branch of the United States government is responsible for explaining and applying laws. This is accomplished by hearing and deciding legal cases. Congress is in charge of establishing the Supreme Court, including deciding how many Justices make up that body. They also establish inferior courts as needed. Federal judges are appointed by the President for life and the Constitution stipulates that their compensation may not be reduced during their term in office.



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