• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
34 us supreme court
 

34 us supreme court

on

  • 315 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
315
Views on SlideShare
312
Embed Views
3

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

2 Embeds 3

https://bbprod.stjohns.edu 2
http://rcec.edu20.org 1

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    34 us supreme court 34 us supreme court Presentation Transcript

    • Supreme Court Cases-Highest Court in the Nation-All Decisions are Final-Usually Appellate Jurisdiction Only-Only hears about 150 of thousands of appeals
    • Court’s Power-Constitution is the Highest Law-Constitution is the Supreme Law when there is a conflict with other laws-Court is responsible for upholding the Constitution-Judicial Review Power of the Supreme Court to examine a law and determine its constitutionality-Limiting the Court’s Power -Constitutional Amendments -Selection of Judges
    • Supreme Court Justices-made up of 9 justices -1 is Chief Justice -8 Associate Justices-no official requirements all have been lawyers-appointed by the President w/ Senate approval-appointed to a life term-very important appointment process
    • Supreme Court Justices-made up of 9 justices -1 is Chief Justice -8 Associate Justices-no official requirements all have been lawyers-appointed by the President w/ Senate approval-appointed to a life term-very important appointment process
    • Supreme Court Justices-made up of 9 justices -1 is Chief Justice -8 Associate Justices-no official requirements all have been lawyers-appointed by the President w/ Senate approval-appointed to a life term-very important appointment process
    • Court at Work-In session from Oct to June/July each year-Each month follows a pattern-1st 2 weeks the court hears cases, make announcements, and discuss current cases-2nd 2 weeks the justices are writing opinions, deciding what cases to hear, and researching cases
    • Which Cases?-Justices discuss and must agree on the merits of a case for it to be heard-Only hears certain kinds of cases-Usually hears just appellate cases
    • Court Decisions-Justices discuss cases with each other-Make one of three decisions Uphold Overturn Remand-Each decision is accompanied with a written opinion explaining the law about the case -Majority Opinion--the written decision of the justices on the winning side -Concurrent Opinion-- the written opinion of a justice who agrees with the majority but may have slightly different reasons -Dissenting Opinion-- the written opinions of a justice who disagreed with the majority