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  • Future Supreme Court Cases
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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 vs. 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 bas...
  • Power Through Supreme Court Conformations
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    Judicial Choices Supreme Court conformations, much like everything else in politics and life, changed over the years. Conformations grew from insignificant and routine appointments to vital and painstakingly prolonged trials, because ofthe changes in the political parties and institutions. The parties found the Supreme Court to be a tool for increasing their power, which caused an increased interest in conformations. The change in the Senate to less hierarchical institution played part to the st...
  • Florida Supreme Court Decision
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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 a...
  • State Courts Under The Fourteenth Amendment
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    GIDEON vs. WAINWRIGHT 372 U.S. 335 (1975) FACTS: Gideon, the petitioner, was charged in a Florida State Court for breaking and entering into a poolroom with the intent to commit a misdemeanor. This is a felony under Florida State Law. Due to lack of funds, he asked the court to appoint counsel for him and was denied. The court stated that under Florida state law, counsel could only be appointed to represent a defendant when that person is charged with a capital offense. Gideon unsuccessfully rep...
  • Supreme Court For Criminal Cases In Scotland
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    Judicial System of the Russian Federation 1. In all legal systems there are institutions for modifying, interpreting and applying the law. Usually these take the form of a hierarchy of courts as a branch of government established to administer justice. The role of each court and its capacity to make decisions is strictly defined in relation to other courts. There are two main reasons for having a variety of courts. One is that a particular court can specialize in particular kinds of legal action...
  • Supreme Court By President Clinton
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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 ...
  • General Court Of Appeal For Criminal Cases
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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...
  • Court's Docket B Most Cases
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    The Federal Court System Chapter 18 Sections 3 and 4 I. The Supreme CourtA. The supreme court of the United States is the only court specifically created in the constitution a. Chief Justice of the United States. Eight associate justices II. Judicial Review. 1st asserted its power of judicial review in the classic case of Marbury vs. Madison in 1803 a. aftermath of the stormy election of 1800 b. Provision of the Judicial Act of 1789, in which congress had created the federal court system. Law ga...
  • Territorial And Federal Courts Of Appeal
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    The basic role of the Canadian court system is to deliver justice between two individuals or two individuals and the state. There are four levels of court in Canada. Provincial courts are the lowest in terms of power. They handle most of the day to day cases. The next court in terms of power is the provincial and territorial superior courts. These courts take care of the more serious crimes that are admitted into the system, and can also take appeals from provincial court judgments. Another that...
  • Supreme Court Justices
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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...
  • Selection Of A Supreme Court Justice
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    The Supreme Court: The Court of Last ResortbyJennifer F. Long Criminal Justice, CJ 6622 Dr. O'Connor 29 September 2003 At the apex of our federal court system stands the United States Supreme Court. It stands as the ultimate authority in constitutional interpretation and its decision can be changed only by a constitutional amendment. Two documents are responsible for its creation which is the Constitution, which explicitly creates the Supreme Court, and the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789. T...
  • Court's Holding In Betts Vs Brady
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    United States Supreme Court cases are argued and decided on Constitutional grounds. All arguments and decisions are based on interpretations of the original Constitution and, more often, on Constitutional amendments. GIDEON vs. WAINWRIGHT In June 1961, Clarence Gideon was arrested and charged with breaking and entering in Bay Harbor. He was tried in a Florida Circuit Court in August 1961. Gideon stated in Court that he was unable to afford a lawyer and asked the Judge to appoint one for him. The...
  • Case The Court
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    Marbury vs. 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 ...
  • Petition Before The Florida Supreme Court
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    Gideon vs. 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...
  • Election Decision And George W Bush
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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 Flor...
  • Florida Supreme Court
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    INTERPRETING AN EVENT (Rewrite) The 2000 Presidential Election marked an unforgettable event. On November 7, 2000 more than 100 million Americans voted for president. Democratic nominee, Vice-President Al Gore, was anticipating victory once the major television networks, early on election night, projected him to be the winner in the crucial state of Florida (Fitzpatrick 1). Within hours, however, the networks pronounced Florida too close to call. Early the next morning, Gore's Republican rival, ...
  • Issues Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall
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    Marbury vs. 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 3rd. 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, goi...
  • Federal Courts The 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 of th...
  • President And Supreme Court
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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 Preside...
  • Judson's Ruling In The U.S. Circuit Court
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    THE NORTHERN Amistad Newspaper 11-27-1841 THE NORTHERN STAR The Africans Granted Their Freedom Written by; Cary F Smith In November of 1839, the District Court proceeding began. The abolitionists immediately began to make their case, that is until being postponed by Judge Andrew Jackson. In January of 1840, Jackson ruled that the Africans were illegally enslaved, at which point the White House and Spanish authorities appealed Judson's ruling in the U.S. Circuit court. In April 1840, Justice Thom...

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