The supreme court of the United States is highest judiciary body in the United States which is a Federal judiciary. There also know as the chief of justice and eight associate justices. The people are nominated by the president and confirmed with the “advice and consent” majority vote of the senate. Once appointed justices effectively have life tenure, serving “during good behavior”, terminates “only upon death, resignation, retirement, or convector on impeachment. The court also meets in Washington D.C in the united state Supreme Court building. The Supreme Court is primarily an appellate court, but it has original jurisdiction over small over small range of cases. Getting into the courts with the few exception, the life of a U.S Supreme Court case being when lower courts case. The court receive about 100 to 10,000 case that compete for a spot on there court calendar each year. Preparing for a hearing, when the court agrees on to look at the cases. The lawyers must submit a written statement. The lawyers for the each side are told the date of their oral argument. Inside the court room each party has one half of an hour for them to say their oral argument, including question for the justices. The next senior justices sit to the chief justices left, and so on, in alternating order. The decision after the oral augments, there are more arguments, only now they are among the nine justices themselves. On days soon thereafter, justices meets I the conference room. The current justices of the supreme courts . John Robert Jr. chief justices of the united states . The president George Bush nominated him as chief justices of the United states , he took a seat in September 29,2005. Antonin Scalia , associate justice, president Reagan nominated him as an associate justice of the supreme court, he took his seat September 29,1986.Anthony M .Kennedy associate, President Reagan nominated him as an associate of the supreme court in February 18.1988.Clarence Thomas , associate justices , President Bush nominated him and he took his seat in February 18,1988.Ruth Bader Ginsbury,associate justices , she was nominated by the president Client. She took her seat in August 10,1993. Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice, President George W. Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat January 31, 2006. Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice, President Clinton nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994. Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, President Barack Obama nominated her as and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009. Elena Kagan, Associate…
Constitutional Basis for Courts
• Constitution only creates the Supreme Court – others were
established by Congress shortly after.
• Congress can create “inferior” courts as it sees ﬁt.
Examples: District and Appeals courts, Bankruptcy Court, etc.
• Courts are a primary example of federalism: courts exist at
both levels and enforce the same laws of the nation (state and federal), and the laws of states (state courts).
• Courts stand in a pyramid structure at the state and
“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”(Goodreads 2010) Freedom of Speech serves as the foundation of the United States’ governmental policy, which, with the establishment of the First Amendment, guarantees every citizen liberty and freedom. The first amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the…
“No Supreme Court decision on gay marriage: 'Just more waiting'”
This article is about the third rail issue of gay marriage and the Supreme Court’s recent action, or lack thereof, concerning this issue. People all over American have been patiently waiting for the Supreme Court to make a national decision on gay marriage. Many waited in anxiety to hear the fate of gay marriage in the Supreme Court last Monday, December 3. On the morning before the decision whether the court would hear…
and has three children - Chloe, Nell, and Michael. He received an A.B. from Stanford University, a B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Justice Arthur Goldberg of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1964 Term, as a Special Assistant to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Antitrust, 1965–1967, as an Assistant Special Prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973, as Special Counsel of the U.S. Senate…
consider ways to "render the constitution of the Federal government adequate to the exigencies of the union."
2. When and where did the Constitutional Convention meet?
Independence Hall in Philadelphia, but it was May 25,1787 before a quorum of seven states arrived.
3. Who presided over the convention?
George Washington presided.
4. Who is referred to as the father of the Constitution? Why?
James Madison is considered to be the father of the Constitution. He was the mediator and/or the conciliator…
Legislative Branch consists of the Senate. The
House of Representatives, also known as Congress. Congress is made of 100 Senators each state
have two. Each state has a different number of Representatives with that number being
determined by the state’s population. The Legislative branch job is passing the nations laws and
allocating them to the 50 U.S. States.
The President is the head of the executive branch, which makes the laws official. The
President is elected…
debate about how political the Supreme Court (SC) is. The Supreme Court can be defined as the highest court in the USA which has nine unelected judges who have been approved by the senate and nominated by the president – The sole reason why it is seen to be political? Currently Obama has made two successful appointments of Sonya Sotomayor in 2006 and Elena Kagan in 2010 and hoping to make his third nomination Sri Srinivasan in the coming months. The supreme court can be considered to have turned…
The court plays a very critical role in American Criminal Justice. Without the development of courts, those who violate the law would face no penalty and would commit crimes and walk free. In this paper I will evaluate and examine the American Criminal court system. I will describe the court and the purpose that it serves as so I will also define the dual court system. I will also describe the role that early legal codes, the common law and the precedent played in the development of courts.
legislative and judicial actions of one state be honored by the other states. Additionally, a citizen of any state has the same privileges as citizens of all the other states. Article IV also provides for adding new states to the union, guarantees each state a republican form of government, and ensures protection against invasion or domestic violence.The Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties entered into by the United States are the supreme law of the land. This is known as the…