Aim: Should supreme court justices serve for life?. Dear Sweetie, We went to visit your aunt in NJ tonight and won’t be home until tomorrow night. You may invite a few friends over for a quiet evening. I left you the credit card for an emergency. Love, Mom. I. Article III—Judicial Branch
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We went to visit your aunt in NJ tonight and won’t be home until tomorrow night. You may invite a few friends over for a quiet evening. I left you the credit card for an emergency.
A. Function-interpret laws
B. Constitution mentions one national court—Supreme Court.
C. Gave Congress power to set up a court system.
A. 9 Supreme Court Justices
B. Serve a life term.
C. Selected by President, approved by Senate
John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States,
Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice,
Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice,
Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice,
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice,
Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice,
Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice,
Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice,
Elena Kagan, Associate Justice,
The purpose of having supreme court judges rule for life-terms is so that the judiciaries can be left to do their business with no threat of losing their jobs. If they could be easily thrown out of government, they would could have their decisions swayed a certain way, and no longer be impartial and independent.
A. Strict Interpretation/Constructionist—limitsJudicial interpretation (applies text only as written)Ex) Jefferson
B. Loose Interpretation/Constructionist—moreopen the constitution up for debate—intention behind it. Ex) Hamilton (national bank)
Ex) Piracy—Does that mean we could steal music from the internet? Was this only meant for actualPirates? Who would agree with this?
Is NOT FOUND in the constitution!!!!
A. Judicial Review—courts have the ability to
interpret the law and decide whether it is constitutional or unconstitutional
Where in the constitution does it say this??????? It DOESN’T