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Title: Supreme Court


1
Supreme Court
  • Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!

2
Basic Information
  • 9 Justices
  • Nominated by President
  • Approved by Senate
  • Hold position for life or until retire

3
Judicial Review
  • Marbury v. Madison
  • Reviews Constitutionality of
  • State and federal legislation
  • Actions of chief executives
  • Decisions of other courts

4
Important Terms
  • Writ of Certiorari
  • Stare Decisis/ Precedent
  • Remember
  • Majority Opinion
  • Concurring Opinion
  • Dissenting Opinion

5
I will take this case all the way to the Supreme
Court
  • Rule of Four
  • Annual docket 8,000 cases
  • Fewer than 100 heard or reviewed
  • 300 filing fee
  • In forma pauperis outnumber 3-1
  • Quorum 6

6
Basic Biographical Information
  • Review the bios of the nine Supreme Court
    Justices
  • Try and determine if the Justice is conservative
    or liberal

7
Chief Justice John Roberts
  • Harvard grad
  • Law clerk for Rehnquist
  • Associate Counsel to Reagan
  • U.S.Court of Appeals for D.C.
  • Nominated Chief Justice by Pres. Bush 2005

8
Samuel Alito
  • Yale Law
  • U.S. Attorney New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Bush 2006

9
Stephen Breyer
  • Harvard Law
  • Assistant Special Prosecutor of the Watergate
    Special Prosecution Force
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Clinton 1994

10
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
  • Harvard and Cornell Law School
  • Professor at Rutgers, Columbia
  • 1971 - Launched the Womens Rights Project of the
    ACLU
  • ACLU General Counsel and Board of Directors
  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Clinton in
    1993

11
Clarence Thomas
  • Yale Law
  • Asst. Attorney General of Missouri
  • Asst. Sec. for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Ed.
  • Chairman EEO Commission
  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Bush 1991

12
David Souter
  • Rhodes Scholar
  • Harvard Law
  • Attorney General of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Bush in
    1990.

13
Anthony Kennedy
  • Harvard Law
  • Chaired the Committee on Pacific Territories
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Reagan 1988

14
Antonin Scalia
  • Harvard Law
  • Law Professor UVA, Georgetown, Stanford
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C.
  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Reagan in
    1986

15
John Paul Stevens
  • Northwestern Law
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit
  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Ford 1975

16
Review the following Decisions
  • Use the voting patterns of the Justices to
    determine what you believe will be their vote for
    the following cases
  • Wallace v. Kato
  • Philip Morris USA v. Williams
  • Cunningham v. California

17
Sources
  • http//www.abanet.org/publiced/preview/scprimer.pd
    f
  • http//www.supremecourtus.gov/about/biographiescur
    rent.pdf
  • http//supreme.lp.findlaw.com/supreme_court/justic
    es/presjustices.html
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