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Democracy? In our Republic, the role of the courts as defined in the U.S. Constitution includes settling disputes between persons, states, and between persons and states, in other words, any combination of persons and government authorities. Additionally they are to hear cases involving matters at sea, matters involving diplomats and other such national and international housekeeping. The courts also provide adjective law by the setting of precedents and procedures in both criminal and civil law. in many instances the courts create law via ruling on the constitutionality of rulings in lower courts and by constitutional review of new legislated law. However, it is worth noting the very constitution, justices of federal courts are sworn to uphold, does not authorize the U.S. Supreme Court or by extension, any of the Federal Appellate Courts, to conduct constitutional review. The U.S. Supreme Court simply decided it should have such authority and awarded itself the power to determine the constitutionality of all laws and there application. Robed power thieves.
The role of courts in democracy is to ensure that justice is upheld at all times. Justice enables everyone has and maintains their rights. This in turn enables citizens of a country be democratic to each other as respect is maintained.