The supreme court
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 12

The Supreme Court PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 61 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

The Supreme Court. Work of the Federal Courts. Remember: 97% of cases are handled by state courts Federal Court Jurisdiction Federal Question Federal statute or regulation U.S. Constitution Diversity Jurisdiction. Supreme Court. Article III Appointment Life Tenure Composition

Download Presentation

The Supreme Court

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


The supreme court

The Supreme Court


Work of the federal courts

Work of the Federal Courts

  • Remember: 97% of cases are handled by state courts

  • Federal Court Jurisdiction

    • Federal Question

      • Federal statute or regulation

      • U.S. Constitution

    • Diversity Jurisdiction


Supreme court

Supreme Court

  • Article III

  • Appointment

  • Life Tenure

  • Composition

    • Associate Justices

    • Chief Justice

    • Law Clerks


Current court

Current Court


Current court1

Current Court


Supreme court s work

Supreme Court’s Work

  • First Monday in October – June/July

  • Original Jurisdiction v. Appellate Jurisdiction

  • Cert Petitions

  • “Rule of Four”


Certiorari petitions

Certiorari Petitions


Deciding on the merits

Deciding on the Merits

  • Information

    • Litigant Briefs

    • “Record”

    • Amicus Briefs

    • Oral Argument

      • 30 minutes per side

  • Conference Votes


Opinions

Opinions

  • Opinion of the Court

    • Majority

    • Plurality

  • Dissenting Opinions

  • Concurring Opinions


Opinions1

Opinions

  • Describe History of Case

  • Describe “Precedent”

    • Stare decisis

    • Reason by analogy

  • Holding

    • Becomes precedent

    • Weight depends on majority v. plurality


What matters

What Matters

  • Not Just Who Wins / Who Loses

  • REASONING


  • Login