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Question Objective: distinguish between what it means to use the term “courts as legal institutions” versus “courts as political institutions.” This week will focus on distinguishing the judiciary from the other branches of government and political institutions within the U.S. Also consider how our political system has become divided between a liberal and conservative view on various issues that remain hot topics for the court systems. For this assignment, compose a 1 page essay, addressing the following questions: What are the differences between the courts versus the other forms of government within the U.S.? What does the phrase “courts as legal institutions” mean? How do the courts as legal institutions operate within our society as a whole? What the phrase “courts as political institutions” mean? Do politics play a role in the judiciary? Why or why not?