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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
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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
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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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