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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
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