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    The Judiciary with Ken Cuccinelli "The History and Importance of the Judiciary, Pt. 2"

    In this final segment with former Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli, FreedomWorks Policy Analyst Patrick Hedger continues the discussion of the proper role of the courts and the checks and balances enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. In Part 1, Cuccinelli discussed the powers of the judiciary to check the other two branches of government. In this segment, he examines the powers held by the executive and legislative branches, as well as the people, to impact the courts and check against judicial overreach. He also explains how the U.S. legal system differs from other legal systems around the world. Most notably, the U.S. has a common law tradition and an adversarial system, although both of these characteristics are under threat from the ever-expanding administrative state and the use of secret courts, where nobody is arguing the other side.