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The United States Supreme Court. Jurisdiction. Cases involving Constitution Acts of Congress Treaties of Other Nations Appeals from Other States if Federal Law is involved. Members. Chief Justice and Eight Associate Justices Appointed For Life Appointed by President Confirmed by Senate

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jurisdiction
Jurisdiction
  • Cases involving Constitution
  • Acts of Congress
  • Treaties of Other Nations
  • Appeals from Other States if Federal Law is involved
members
Members
  • Chief Justice and Eight Associate Justices
  • Appointed For Life
  • Appointed by President
  • Confirmed by Senate
  • $198,600 for Chief Justice
  • $190,100 for Associate Justices
the rule of four
The Rule Of Four
  • Four of the nine Members of the United States Supreme Court must vote Affirmative before a case can be heard.
  • The Court Issues a Writ of Certiorari to the Lower Court: Send the Records forward for review
what the us supreme court can do
What The US Supreme Court can do:
  • Affirm the decision of the Lower Court
  • Modify the Verdict of the Lower Court
  • Reverse the Decision of the Lower Court
  • Reverse and Remand
writ of habeas corpus
Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • Means “Bring the Body”
  • Produce a Prisoner in Court to determine if he is being legally detained.
the purposes of courts
The Purposes of Courts
  • Do justice
  • Appear to do justice by Due Process
  • Provide a forum for disputes
  • Censure wrongdoing
  • Incapacitation
  • Punishment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Deterrence
  • Determine legal status
  • Protect citizens from the government