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Title: Supreme Court


1
Supreme Court
  • Workings of the nations highest court

2
The Courts Procedures
  • During two-week sessions, justices hear oral
    arguments on cases and then meet in secret to
    make decisions.
  • The justices consider arguments in cases they
    have heard and petitions from plaintiffs, and
    then write opinions for cases they have decided.
  • Justices written opinions interpret the law and
    help shape public policy.

3
DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Supreme Court reviews about five percent of
    the cases referred to it. Does this statistic
    concern you?

4
How Cases Reach the Court
  • The majority of cases are appeals from lower
    courts.
  • Appeals concern cases in which a lower court has
    ruled laws unconstitutional. Cases not chosen are
    dismissed, and the ruling of the lower court
    becomes final.
  • Writ of certiorari, someone claims a lower
    courts decision involved an error raising a
    serious constitutional issue.
  • Chief justice makes list
  • Two thirds of all certiorari cases never make the
    list.
  • If four of the nine justices agree, a case is
    accepted.
  • per curiam opinion (more than half of listed
    cases)

5
Steps in Deciding Major Cases
  • Each side submits a brief
  • amicus curiae briefs.
  • each side make oral arguments
  • On Fridays the chief justice presides over a
    secret conference, in which each single case is
    summarized
  • The justices spend about 30 minutes debating each
    case.

6
4 Kinds of Opinions
  • a unanimous opinion
  • a majority opinion
  • a concurring opinion
  • a dissenting opinion

7
Who writes the opinion?
  • If the chief justice votes with the majority, he
    or she assigns a justice in the majority to write
    the Courts opinion. If not, the most senior
    justice with the majority assigns a justice to
    write the opinion.

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