Law and the Supreme Court
I. Structure of the Federal Judiciary <ul><li>Federal Court Structure Over Time </li></ul><ul><li>1. Judiciary Act of 1789...
<ul><li>B. Dual Court System </li></ul><ul><li>1. One State, One Federal </li></ul><ul><li>2. Three Levels </li></ul><ul><...
 
 
<ul><li>A. Judicial Review of Other Branches </li></ul><ul><li>1.  Marbury v. Madison  (1803) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Critici...
<ul><li>B. Decision-Making Process </li></ul><ul><li>1.  Writ of Certiorari </li></ul><ul><li>2. Rule of Four </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>C. Hearing Cases </li></ul><ul><li>1. Docket </li></ul><ul><li>2. Court Caseload/Jurisdiction </li></ul><ul><li>a....
II. Supreme Court Decision-Making   D. Decisional Process <ul><li>1. Cert. Pool </li></ul><ul><li>2. Case Selection Criter...
II. Supreme Court Decision-Making <ul><li>F. Locating the Law </li></ul><ul><li>1. Reporters ( Vol.-Reporter-Page (date) )...
II. Supreme Court Decision-Making   F. The Justices
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Law And The Supreme Court

  1. 1. Law and the Supreme Court
  2. 2. I. Structure of the Federal Judiciary <ul><li>Federal Court Structure Over Time </li></ul><ul><li>1. Judiciary Act of 1789 </li></ul><ul><li>2. Court of Appeals Act of 1891 (Evarts Act) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Judge’s Bill of 1925 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>B. Dual Court System </li></ul><ul><li>1. One State, One Federal </li></ul><ul><li>2. Three Levels </li></ul><ul><li>3. Procedure (trial/appellate) </li></ul>I. Structure of the Federal Judiciary
  4. 6. <ul><li>A. Judicial Review of Other Branches </li></ul><ul><li>1. Marbury v. Madison (1803) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Criticisms of Marbury </li></ul>II. Supreme Court Decision-Making
  5. 7. <ul><li>B. Decision-Making Process </li></ul><ul><li>1. Writ of Certiorari </li></ul><ul><li>2. Rule of Four </li></ul><ul><li>3. Writ of Appeal </li></ul>II. Supreme Court Decision-Making
  6. 8. <ul><li>C. Hearing Cases </li></ul><ul><li>1. Docket </li></ul><ul><li>2. Court Caseload/Jurisdiction </li></ul><ul><li>a. Ex parte McCardle (1869) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Proceeding Before the Court </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> a. Amicus Curiae </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> b. In forma Pauperis (IFP) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> c. Writ of Habeas Corpus </li></ul></ul></ul>II. Supreme Court Decision-Making
  7. 9. II. Supreme Court Decision-Making D. Decisional Process <ul><li>1. Cert. Pool </li></ul><ul><li>2. Case Selection Criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>a. Solicitor General </li></ul><ul><li>b. Conflict Among Lower Cts. </li></ul><ul><li>c. Amici briefs </li></ul><ul><li>3. Oral Argument </li></ul><ul><li>4. Conference </li></ul><ul><li>5. Opinion-Writing </li></ul><ul><li>a. Majority </li></ul><ul><li>b. Per Curiam </li></ul><ul><li>c. Plurality </li></ul><ul><li>d. Concurring </li></ul><ul><li>e. Dissenting </li></ul>
  8. 10. II. Supreme Court Decision-Making <ul><li>F. Locating the Law </li></ul><ul><li>1. Reporters ( Vol.-Reporter-Page (date) ) </li></ul><ul><li> a. U.S., S.Ct., L.Ed., U.S.L.W. </li></ul><ul><li> b. F.3d, F. Supp. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Shepard’s Citations </li></ul><ul><li>3. Statutes (U.S.C.A.) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Administrative Regs. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Law Review Articles </li></ul>
  9. 11. II. Supreme Court Decision-Making F. The Justices

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