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Basic Information… • 9 Justices • Nominated by President • Approved by Senate • Hold position for life or until retire • Can be impeached
Judicial Review • The power to overturn any law which the Court decides is in conflict with the Constitution
The Work of the Supreme Court • Writing Opinions • Majority Opinion • The winning side explains the reasons for the decision • Concurrent Opinion • A justice who agrees with the majority opinion but has different reasons • Dissenting Opinion • A justice who does not agree with the majority’s decision writes explains their reasons
Checks on the Supreme Court • President • Appoints • Congress • Approves AND • Can propose an amendment that cancels out a Supreme Court Decision