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Welcome to Justice Justice Case Case Files. Files. By reading these graphic graphic novels, novels,you youare arelearning learning some of the most important important things thingsthat thatany anyAmerican can learn: how government works, how youhow can American learn:your how your government works, protect your rights, and how important it is that you you can protect your rights, and how important it is become activean andactive engaged that you an become and citizen. engaged citizen. Our nation’s system of self-government is one of Our nation’s system of self-government is one of the the greatest examples of the power of the people. greatest examples of the power of the people. America’s founders carefully created a government America’s founders carefully created a government comprised of three equally powerful branches: the comprised of three equally powerful branches: the executive branch (which includes our president and executive branch (which includes ourCongress presidentand and governor), the legislative branch (our governor), the legislative branch (our Congress and General Assembly), and the judicial branch (the General Assembly), andincluding the judicial federal and state courts, thebranch United(the States federal and state courts, including the States Supreme Court and the Supreme CourtUnited of Ohio). Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Ohio). By reading the Justice Case Files, you will learn more By reading the understood Justice Case Files,ofyou will learn – the about the least branch government judiciary – which stands at the forefront more about the least understood branch of protecting individual rights citizens–ofwhich all ages, including government – thefor judiciary stands at the you. You will soon better understand therights role of courts forefront of protecting individual forthe citizens in all society your individual courts of ages,and including you. Youlives, willand soonhow better work to make best understand thethe role of decisions the courtspossible. in society and your individual lives, and how courts work to make the I appreciate your willingness to participate in this best decisions possible. fine program, which was made possible by one of our country’s great resources, the National Center for State I appreciate your willingness to participate in this Courts. To learn more about the National Center and fine program, which was made possible by one of its other civic education programs, please visit our country’s great resources, the National Center www.ncsc.org. And to learn more about your courts for State Courts. To learn more about the National here in Ohio, and the civic education programs Center and its other civic education programs, available through the Supreme Court of Ohio, please please visit www.ncsc.org. And to learn more about visit www.supremecourt.ohio.gov. your courts here in Ohio, and the civic education programs through Supreme Courtand of all Thank youavailable for learning morethe about our courts, Ohio, please that they do. visit www.supremecourt.ohio.gov

Thank you for learning more about our courts, and all that they do.

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The Case of Jury Duty  

This novel tells the story of Matthew Foley, an 18-year-old who has been summoned for jury duty on a case that involves underage drinking an...

The Case of Jury Duty  

This novel tells the story of Matthew Foley, an 18-year-old who has been summoned for jury duty on a case that involves underage drinking an...