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Title: The United States Supreme Court


1
The United States Supreme Court
2
Jurisdiction
  • Cases involving Constitution
  • Acts of Congress
  • Treaties of Other Nations
  • Appeals from Other States if Federal Law is
    involved

3
Members
  • Chief Justice and Eight Associate Justices
  • Appointed For Life
  • Appointed by President
  • Confirmed by Senate
  • 198,600 for Chief Justice
  • 190,100 for Associate Justices

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The Rule Of Four
  • Four of the nine Members of the United States
    Supreme Court must vote Affirmative before a case
    can be heard.
  • The Court Issues a Writ of Certiorari to the
    Lower Court Send the Records forward for review

6
What The US Supreme Court can do
  • Affirm the decision of the Lower Court
  • Modify the Verdict of the Lower Court
  • Reverse the Decision of the Lower Court
  • Reverse and Remand

7
Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • Means Bring the Body
  • Produce a Prisoner in Court to determine if he is
    being legally detained.

8
The Purposes of Courts
  • Do justice
  • Appear to do justice by Due Process
  • Provide a forum for disputes
  • Censure wrongdoing
  • Incapacitation
  • Punishment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Deterrence
  • Determine legal status
  • Protect citizens from the government
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