The judicial power of the state shall be vested in a Supreme Court and such other courts as are provided for in this constitution. This article creates the judiciary, the third broad organizational and functional division of government, and the final component in the separation of powers formula. Within the rubric of judicial power, courts hear and adjudicate claims, resolving disputes and articulating rights and responsibilities under the law. More often than not, judges themselves, not lawmakers, refine the meaning of the rather elusive notion of judicial power....
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