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Supreme Court at Work Unit 6: Judicial Branch Ms. Ramos
Pre Trial Trial Only 2% of cases appealed are heard 4 Justices must agree to hear case If refuse, prior decision stands Lawyers for each party must file written brief Oral argument= 30 minutes
Decision Deliberate in chambers Chief speaks 1 st, then others by seniority Vote in opposite order Quorum- 6 Justices Majority vote needed If tie, lower court stands
Opinion Majority Concurrin g Dissenting View of majority Agree w/ most, but not all as indicated Disagrees with majority opinion Addressed to future Courts
Announcement Usually in the morning Court does not hold press conferences
Current Court Chief Justice Associate Justices: John Roberts-(Bush) C- 9/05 John Paul Stevens- (Ford) L-12/75 Antonin Scalia- (Reagan) C-9/86 Anthony Kennedy- (Reagan) Mod-2/88 David Souter- (Daddy Bush) L-10/90 Clarence Thomas- (Daddy Bush) C- 10/91 Ruth Bader Ginsburg- (Clinton) L-8/93 Stephen Breyer- (Clinton) L-8/94 Samuel Alito- (Bush) C-1/06 Note: 1 st African American: Thurgood Marshall (10/67) 1 st Female: Sandra Day O’Conner
Chapter Eight, Section 3 & 4. The U.S. Supreme Court / Deciding Cases at the Supreme Court.
US Politics The Judiciary.
Judicial Branch. US Circuit Courts US Supreme Court.
Prior Knowledge What do you know about our Judicial System?
The Justices of the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts Born 1955 Lawyer Judge Legal Counsel to President Reagan Appointed by George W. Bush in.
The Future of the Court Death Watch Name Born Age Apptd. President Ideology* John Paul Stevens Ford 10 William H. Rehnquist 1924.
AS OF: 4 JAN JOHN G. ROBERTS, JR. 29 SEP 2005 Age at appointment: 50 Appointed by President George W. Bush Senate vote:
The Supreme Court and Constitutional Interpretation Shan Sivalingam UW Law School – Street Law May 2007.
Supreme Court Top of the Judicial Branch in the Federal Government. Final say in all matters dealing with the United States Constitution.
The Supreme Court Unit 4: Institutions. I. Background A. Only court mentioned in Const (Article III) B. Consists of 8 Associate Justices and 1 Chief Justice.
Chief Justice of the United States: JOHN G. ROBERTS, JR. Associate Justices: ANTONIN SCALIA – President Reagan (1986) ANTHONY M. KENNEDY – President Reagan.
The Judicial Branch Est. by Article III Of the US Constitution.
The Judiciary Chapter 12. Interpretation of Judicial language Stare Decisis: “to stand on decided cases” Appellate Court: A court reviewing a case originally.
SCOTUS Unit V Supreme Court of the United States Supreme Court is the ultimate court of appeals in the United States. Usually this is determined by the.
Highest Court in the U.S.. Created to interpret (explain) the Constitution. Judicial Review: Cases looked over to see if they are Constitutional/
Supreme Court The Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM Chapter 5 – The Judicial Branch
Interprets the laws Determines if they are constitutional or not.
Chief Justice John Marshall 1803
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