Our courts, established to uphold the laws in the state of Connecticut, maintain the order in our society by performing the following:

  • if accused of breaking laws, determining the innocence or guilt of persons
  • resolving disputes that involve personal or civil rights
  • deciding what the state's law will be if the situation is not covered in existing laws, or interpreting constitutional provisions of laws enacted by the legislature. The decision of the court then becomes the precedent, to be applied in similar situations unless later overruled or modified by the Supreme Court or General Assembly
  • deciding whether a law violates either the Constitution of the State of Connecticut or the United States.

The courts are divided into three branches of government under our constitution. New laws are created by the Legislative branch, which includes the Senate and the House of Representatives. The governor and executive branch agencies make up the Executive branch, which is responsible for enforcing the laws. Upholding and interpreting our laws is the responsibility of the Judicial branch.

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