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Article Three-The Judicial Branch. The Power to Interpret laws is given to The Supreme Court 9 Justices- 1 Chief Justice, 8 associate justices Appointed/chosen by President w/ Senate Approval Serve for life- no political pressure - no bribes Requirements- NONE

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  • The Power to Interpret laws is given to

  • The Supreme Court

  • 9 Justices-1 Chief Justice, 8 associate justices

  • Appointed/chosen by President w/ Senate Approval

  • Serve for life-no political pressure - no bribes

  • Requirements-

  • NONE

  • $208,000, $217,000 annually


  • Supreme Court mostly hears cases from lower courts -State+Local courts

  • Dealing w/constitutional rights-

  • Violated or not- from Bill of Rights

  • Supreme Court decisions are-Final!?

  • Decisions Changed by-

  • Amendment or S.C. overturns old decision

  • Judicial Review-S.C. power to declare laws unconstitutional-ex. Segregated Schools


  • Chief Justice John Marshall increased power of S.C. and Federal government by giving court power of Judicial Review

  • The Supreme Court can influence public policy known as

  • Judicial Activism-Roe v. Wade-abortion case


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