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The Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government is made up of the federal court system. The United States Supreme Court is the nation’s highest court, followed by the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts. These courts decide the meanings of laws, how they are applied, and whether they were broken. Lower federal courts include the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Tax Court, United States Court of International Trade, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.