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Section 3

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Section 3

  1. 1. The Supreme Court
  2. 2. Supreme Court Justices
  3. 3. Supreme Court Justices• There have been 9 since 1869
  4. 4. Supreme Court Justices• There have been 9 since 1869• 1 Chief Justice, and 8 Associate Judges
  5. 5. Supreme Court Justices• There have been 9 since 1869• 1 Chief Justice, and 8 Associate Judges• Appointed by the President
  6. 6. Supreme Court Justices• There have been 9 since 1869• 1 Chief Justice, and 8 Associate Judges• Appointed by the President• Sandra Day O’conner was the fist women on the Supreme Court
  7. 7. Powers of Judicial Review
  8. 8. Powers of Judicial Review• Supreme court has the power to determine whether a law or a Presidential action is in accord with the Constitution
  9. 9. Influence of John Marshall
  10. 10. Influence of John Marshall• Promoted the idea of judicial review for
  11. 11. Influence of John Marshall• Promoted the idea of judicial review for• Constitution is superior to laws passed by state legislatures
  12. 12. Influence of John Marshall• Promoted the idea of judicial review for• Constitution is superior to laws passed by state legislatures• Supreme Court has the power to reverse the decisions of state courts
  13. 13. Hearing Cases
  14. 14. Hearing Cases• The Supreme Court decides what cases it will hear
  15. 15. Hearing Cases• The Supreme Court decides what cases it will hear• The Supreme Court only takes about 100 to 200 of these cases to place on its annual docket, or calendar
  16. 16. Hearing Cases• The Supreme Court decides what cases it will hear• The Supreme Court only takes about 100 to 200 of these cases to place on its annual docket, or calendar• Justices accept only those cases that involve issues of significant public interest
  17. 17. the court in action
  18. 18. the court in action• Begins the first Monday in October and adjourns in late June
  19. 19. the court in action• Begins the first Monday in October and adjourns in late June• Lawyers present the facts to the Supreme court
  20. 20. the court in action• Begins the first Monday in October and adjourns in late June• Lawyers present the facts to the Supreme court• One judge writes the things to support the case
  21. 21. Changing the courts opinions
  22. 22. Changing the courts opinions• The Supreme court has helped make the Constitution a flexible document
  23. 23. The Court’s Prestige
  24. 24. The Court’s Prestige• Generally not influenced by political parties
  25. 25. The Court’s Prestige• Generally not influenced by political parties• There are limits on the courts power
  26. 26. The Court’s Prestige• Generally not influenced by political parties• There are limits on the courts power• The Court must depend on the executive branch to carry out its decisions

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