• Judicial Activism Vs Judicial Restraint
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    Judicial activism and judicial restraint are two opposing philosophies when it comes to the Supreme Court justices' interpretations of the United States Constitution; justices appointed by the President to the Supreme Court serve for life, and thus whose decisions shape the lives of "We the people" for a long time to come. Marbury v. Madison, one of the first Supreme Court cases asserting the power of judicial review, is an effective argument for this power; however, it lacks direct textual basi...
  • Presidential Election Supreme Court
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    The Presidential Election of 2000 is the closet election in history. It took five weeks to decide who would be the next president of the United States of America. On December 12, 2000, the US Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote to stop recounting the undervotes. The decision reversed the ruling in Florida made by Floridas Supreme Court. The Florida justices Fred Lewis, Harry An stead, Leander Shaw, Jr. , Charles T. Wells, Major Harding, Barbara Pari ente, and Peggy Quince had voted 4-3 to recount...
  • John Marshall Influence On The Supreme Court
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    In the beginning years of the United States Constitution, the Supreme Court was a struggling institution due to the lack of effectiveness of the Chief Justices and was not highly regarded by the executive and legislative branches of the government. The third Chief Justice in only twelve years, John Marshall put an end to the Supreme Court's lack of influence after his appointment by President John Adams in 1801. John Marshall was the most influential Chief Justice of the Supreme Court because he...
  • Judicial Review Supreme Court
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    Judicial Review The Supreme Court is the only court designated in the constitution. Within it is the Chief Justice of the United States, and eight associates. Being the highest court it is the last resort for all federal court questions. The Supreme Court has the power to determine whether something is constitutional or not, which makes them the final authority. Though, the constitution does not specifically give the power for Judicial Review. I believe judicial review is appropriate because, on...
  • Law Essay Supreme Court
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    In 1787 Article three of the constitution created the Supreme Court, but not until 1789 was it configured. The way it was originally set up was with one Chief Justice and five associate judges, with all six members being appointed for life. This court serves as the "supreme law of the land", it has the power to determine if state or federal laws are in conflict with how the Court interprets the constitution. Presently the supreme court has nine members, which include one Chief Justice and eight ...
  • Canada Supreme Court
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    This ISP is is about my views on the Canadian Constitution and what I think needs to be changed in it. Some topics I have chose to discus, which I think need to be changed ar ones such as the notwithstanding claws and it's disadvantages, as well as the discant society claws and it's disadvantages as well as what effects it has on the Canadian society. I will also discuss the effects and disadvantages of what the appontiment of the suprem court judges. The supreme court of Canada is the highest c...
  • Supreme Court Justice Nominations
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    Supreme Court Justice Nominations According to Floyd G. Cullop, The Supreme Court is responsible for "interpreting a federal, state, and local law and deciding whether or not it is constitutional," making The Supreme Court of the United States perhaps the most powerful branch of the Federal Government. Although the Supreme Court does not make the laws, the justices do review the laws and decide if they are Constitutional. In fact, over the course of a justice's tenure on The Supreme Court, he or...
  • The Political Supreme Court
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    The Political Supreme Court It is nearly impossible to avoid politics during the appointments of high profile positions; therefore, the idea that Supreme Court is above politics when referring to its appointments is giving to much credit to that entity. The appointments of the Supreme Court, as with any political body, correlate no only to the media's portraying, but also to interest group the President wishes to appease. A very recent example of the politics involved in Supreme Court appointmen...
  • Marbury V Madison Supreme Court
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    Marbury v. Madison, one of the first Supreme Court cases asserting the power of judicial review, is an effective argument for this power; however, it lacks direct textual basis for the decision. Marshall managed to get away with this deficiency because of the silence on many issues and the vague wording of the Constitution. During the early testing period when few precedents existed, there was much debate about fundamental issues concerning what was intended by the words of the Constitution and ...
  • John Marshal Supreme Court
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    The Influence of Marshall s Court The Supreme Court, under John Marshall, had a great influence on the development of the powers of our present day government. John Marshall s court was responsible for greatly increasing the powers of the Supreme Court and the Federal Government. The Supreme Court of the early 1800 s was nothing like it is today. The early Supreme Court didn t seem like it fit in well with the rest of the Government. But as we know that was destined to change. The man who chang...
  • Madison Vs Marbury Supreme Court
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    Between 1800 and 1835, the Supreme Court dealt with many cases of great importance to the United States of America. John Marshall served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court during this time. The case of Marbury v. Madison, in 1803, was one of the most crucial court cases and decisions made in this time period. During the early 1800's, the Supreme Court had none of the power and authority that it holds today. Very few cases of importance had ever been brought into the Court, and the Court h...
  • Supreme Court Congress Case Power
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    Marbury v. Madison The issue before the Supreme Court was the question of the courts own constitutional authority, and to decide whether or not to issue the writ and if this would make the court seem weak. The facts of the case that were presented in the court was that this particular case was, in fact, being thrown before the Supreme court, and there was an argument as to whether or no the court real had the jurisdiction to decide this case at all. The result of this case was that the Supreme C...
  • Gideon V Wainwright Supreme Court
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    Gideon v. Wainwright What most people don't know is that in the past those arrested for a crime did not really have "the right to an attorney" unless they had money. This became a right because Clarence Gideon, a prison inmate who did not have the money for a lawyer, took a pencil in his hand and wrote his own petition to the United States Supreme Court. Clarence Gideon, without a lawyer, took his case to the highest court in the country and won important rights for all of us. In 1961, Clarence ...
  • 2000 Election Court Decision Just And Fair
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    The decision for the trial over the 2000 Election was both just and right. Gore contested the election a couple days after George W. Bush was pronounced the victor. The Supreme Court granted Al Gore's campaign a recount on just ible cause. The recount process ended up taking longer than they thought it would. When the recount went past the grace period granted to them the Supreme Court granted them some more time. This time was not enough for the Gore campaign and they wanted more time. The Flo...
  • Thurgood Marshall Supreme Court
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    Thurgood Marshall By: Michael Davis 1 st Period Febuary 13, 2003 Thurgood Marshall, one of the greatest lawyers for the NAACP and the first black justice on the united states supreme court. All through his c arrear he fought for rights for non-whites with a fierce, never tiring stamina until his case was won. His acheviements created many civil rights for the afracian-american and other non-white races, such as outlaw discrimination in school. Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland on...
  • Marbury V Madison A Look At Judicial Review
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    Marbury v. Madison Brief Facts of the case William Marbury was appointed Justice of the Peace in Washington D. C. by President Adams and conformed by the senate on March 3 rd. John Marshall (the Secretary of State during the Adams administration) failed to deliver the commission of Marbury's office until the new administration took over. Then new President Jefferson directed his Secretary of State, James Madison to withhold Marbury's commission. Marbury proceeded to file suit against Madison, g...
  • The United States Supreme Court
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    In 1789 the first United States Supreme Court was established. The supreme court is the highest court in the U. S. and the chief authority in the judicial branch. The Court hears appeals about the verdicts from state supreme courts and lower federal courts. Its also the ultimate authority on constitutional interpretation. The only way a decision made in the Supreme Court can be changed is by a constitutional amendment. There are nine judges that make up the court. There is the Chief Justice o...
  • Supreme Court Election Cnn Florida
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    Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore went to the Florida Supreme Court today to call for an immediate count of some 14, 000 disputed Florida ballots. Meanwhile, the Bush team pressed ahead with transition plans, and Florida legislators considered a special session to name electors. DEVELOPING STORY Listen now: CNN election coverage Real or Windows Media Video: ? Excerpt of Al Gore interview with CNN's John King (watch complete interview on CNN, 10 p. m. EST)? Dick Cheney speaks with CNN's B...
  • Supreme Court President Branch Government
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    America's (Federal) System Of Government Essay, ResearchAmerica's (Federal) System Of Government Describe the American (federal) system of government. The American system of government could be a complicated subject unless explained as it is in the following writing. The U. S. government consists of three branches the Executive, Legislative, and the Judicial Branch. With these branches running our government there are many tasks that each must carryout. The main components of them are the Presi...
  • Supreme Court Slaves Free President
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    Together these men work to try to free the fifty three slaves that are on the Amistad. The court was asked to turn the prisoners over to the president and let him decide since this dealt with the relations of great powers. The Africans were no longer said to be prisoners but were still held until the district court could decide whether they were property and if they were, whose property were they. President Martin Van Buren, is in favor of the Southern slave interests as well as the Spanish gove...