Week 1 – Discussion 1
History of the U.S. Constitution—Power of the Courts, Article III
Explain the controversy of establishing a court system at the creation of the U.S. Constitution. Your responses must include the major elements of the controversy, the varying viewpoints for the needs for U.S. courts, and the ultimate outcome. Finally, postulate how our criminal justice system would be different today had the Founding Fathers not established the current system in use. It is recommended that your post contain approximately 400 words.
Review your colleagues’ posts, and substantively respond to at least two of your peers. Detail the varying ideas about the powers and the function of federal and state courts at the founding of the United States of America. Discuss more optimal ways for the court system to handle criminal cases in light of present-day court difficulties. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7 of the week, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.