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I need to describe why the founding fathers of the United States set up a dual system of state and federal courts, and include what constitutional issues were at the time to cause the founders to make such a system.

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1. Why do you think the founders of The United States set up a dual system of state and federal courts? Include in your answer constitutional issues of the time?

One of this country's founding fathers, James Madison, wrote in the late 1700s, "The accumulation of all powers - legislative, executive, and judiciary - in the same hands, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." (http://www.citizensalliance.org/links/pages/articles/Sovereignty_&_Civil.html). Today, the court system in the United States judicial branches of the federal and state governments is responsible for the application and interpretation of the law. The third branch of the federal government, the judiciary, consists of a system of courts spread throughout the country, headed by the Supreme Court of the United States. The U.S. court system is divided into two ...

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