Courts and Law
Did you know that the legal system is included in each of the 3 branches of government?
- The Legislative branch creates the laws
- The Executive branch makes the laws official, signing them into law
- The Judicial branch enacts and enforces the laws
Branches of government exist at the federal, or national level, as well as the state and local levels. In federal government, judges are appointed, not elected. However, in North Carolina state government, most judges are elected. They'll be on the ballot in November!
Do you know how the North Carolina Court System works?