In these five videos, judges explain separation of powers and the roles of the three branches of government as well as landmark cases related to separation of powers. Judges also review the system of checks and balances, and why it’s important to respect the nation’s rule of law and the jurisdiction of the courts.
- Handout: 'Supreme Law of the Land': Supremacy Clause
- Handout: Judicial Independence: Essential, Limited, Controversial
- Video: A Conversation on the Constitution with Justices Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor: Judicial Independence
- Video: An Independent Judiciary: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia and Cooper v. Aaron