The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court - The Supreme Court The only part of the...

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The Supreme Court The only part of the judicial branch that is specified Part of separation of powers Set up lower courts that are looked at the supreme court Powers that all courts have Doesn’t hear most legal issues Doesn’t say how many or who they have to be (justices) 9 of them Congress has the right to say how many justices there are One state once to sue another state it has to go through the supreme court Interoperates all of the land (what congress meant) Basic law (judicial review) Any constitutional question will eventually be done by the supreme court Gun rights are individual or collective rights? Supreme court will decide Qualifications President, senator, congress 35 30 25 There is no age requirement for supreme court At least a law degree and some judicial experience (judge) a) Be in the right party and work your way up the party (strong dem or rep) b) Liberal of conservative try to find people just like them, related to partisan
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSCI 1450 taught by Professor Books during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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