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Supreme Court. Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!. Basic Information…. 9 Justices Nominated by President Approved by Senate Hold position for life or until retire. Judicial Review…. Marbury v. Madison Reviews Constitutionality of: State and federal legislation Actions of chief executives

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Supreme court

Supreme Court

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!


Basic information

Basic Information…

  • 9 Justices

  • Nominated by President

  • Approved by Senate

  • Hold position for life or until retire


Judicial review

Judicial Review…

  • Marbury v. Madison

  • Reviews Constitutionality of:

    • State and federal legislation

    • Actions of chief executives

    • Decisions of other courts


Important terms

Important Terms…

  • Writ of Certiorari – formal document from Supreme Court to lower court that calls up a case

  • Stare Decisis= “let the decision stand” = precedent

  • Remember:

    • Majority Opinion

    • Concurring Opinion

    • Dissenting Opinion


I will take this case all the way to the supreme court

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 (exempt from court costs b/c poor) outnumber 3-1

  • Quorum = 6


Basic biographical information

Basic Biographical Information

  • Review the bios of the nine Supreme Court Justices

  • Try and determine if the Justice is conservative or liberal


Chief justice john roberts

Chief Justice John Roberts

  • Harvard Law

  • Law clerk for William Rehnquist

  • Associate Counsel to Reagan

  • U.S.Court of Appeals for D.C.

  • Nominated Chief Justice by Pres. Bush 2005

  • Born 1/27/55


Elena kagan

Elena Kagan

  • Harvard Law

  • Law clerk for Thurgood Marshall

  • Professor of Law at U. of Chicago Law School

  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Obama in 2009

  • Born 4/28/60


Sonia sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor

  • Puerto Rican descent

  • Yale Law

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit

  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Obama in 2009.

  • Born 6/25/54


Samuel alito

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

  • Born 4/1/50


Stephen breyer

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

  • Born 8/15/38


Ruth bader ginsberg

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

  • Harvard and Cornell Law School

  • Professor at Rutgers, Columbia

  • 1971 - Launched the Women’s Rights Project of the ACLU

  • ACLU General Counsel and Board of Directors

  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Clinton in 1993

  • Born 3/15/33


Clarence thomas

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

  • Born 6/23/48


Anthony kennedy

Anthony Kennedy

  • Harvard Law

  • Chaired the Committee on Pacific Territories

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit

  • Nominated Associate Justice by Pres. Reagan 1988

  • Born 7/23/36


Antonin scalia

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

  • Born 3/11/36


The supreme court justice death calculator

The Supreme Court Justice Death Calculator

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