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United States and a unified system of justice

Why doesn't the United States have a unified system of justice instead of the current fragmented, patchwork system of competition and overlapping organizations?

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When the founding fathers framed the set up of this country, they had just come from years of oppression and tyranny in England. At the time, the English system of government was set up such that everything, including a system of justice was centralized under one ...

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This solution explains why the United States does not have a unified system of justice. The framers of the constitution developed the idea of state sovereignty with the idea that each state could develop a system of rules and laws to suit their population.