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  1. AP Government and Politics Wilson Chapter 14 Homework: Assignment 16 Membership and Work of the Supreme Court Consider: How many Supreme Court justices can you name?

  2. List all nine current Supreme Court justices… • Scalia • Roberts • Kagan • Sotomayor • Ginsburg • Alito • Breyer • Kennedy • Thomas

  3. Current Membership of the Court

  4. Favorability of the Court

  5. Ideology of the Court • How would you begin to answer this question? • What do you know about the current “ideological makeup of the Court?

  6. Where do they fall…unofficially?

  7. On the Justices and Oral Argument

  8. Justice Thomas on Being Recognized

  9. Roberts on Oral Argument

  10. The People vs. Larry Flynnt

  11. Cameras in the Court? • Recently, much has been made about introducing video cameras into the Supreme Court. • Scalia on Cameras • O’Connor on Cameras • Kennedy on Cameras • Breyer on Cameras • Kagan on cameras • Arlen Specter on the Court • http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.3572: • What are the arguments in favor of televising Supreme Court hearings? • What are the arguments against televising Supreme Court hearings? • Which do you support?