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Part Two The Maine Constitution and Commentary, Art.VI Judicial Power

From: The Maine State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Marshall J. Tinkle

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 May 2021

Article VI deals with the third branch of government, the judiciary. Whereas the legislative branch creates law and the executive branch enforces it, the primary function of the judicial branch is to interpret and apply the law in particular controversies. The courts also make law to the extent that a matter in controversy is not fully or clearly covered by legislation. Moreover, because of a court’s authority to interpret the law, including the supreme law of the land, it is empowered to invalidate legislation that in its judgment violates the state or federal...
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