Explain the power the court holds in The Crucible.

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The court is the legal instrument for justice in Salem.  The court holds power over the people of Salem for it is seen as the penultimate authority figure in the town.  It is designed to ensure that there will be no break with its deliberation of justice.  The leaders of the court such as Judges Hathorne and Danforth have guaranteed that individuals do not rise up against it as it is argued to have the market cornered on truth and justice.  The court's power lies in the...

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