See you in court!"
"You can't do that. I know my rights!"
"I'm going to take this all the way to the Supreme Court!"
These cliché sentences reflect a core American belief: citizens of the United States can seek redress through the judicial system.
But how do courts protect citizen rights?
How does a case even get to the Supreme Court? How are basic rights preserved? Where do citizens go when freedoms, rights, or equality is threatened? Does justice prevail?
Throughout history, the American people have gone to the courts, seeking justice. The court system, then, is a cornerstone of democracy in the United States.But in reality, does the American justice system uphold these ideals? There are plenty of stories about innocent people held in prison and even prisoners executed for crimes they did not commit. Judicial critics abound. Some protest that the wealthy or the…