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Chapter_1_BLaw - Judicial Review- US Supreme Court can...

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Judicial Review- US Supreme Court can review all laws to make sure that laws aren’t violating the Constitution. Most countries do not do this. US Supreme Court- 9 Judges. Have to have a winning side. About 7,000 cases apply to the US Supreme Court. They hear about 100. Generally pick “hot topics” Things that do not have precedence, or different cases about the same topic. The attorneys argue in front of the Supreme Court. No jury. They then go into chambers. They then decide who will write the opinion about the case. Opinion= outcome. Opinions: Unanimous- everyone agrees Majority- 5/4, 6/3, 7/2, 8/1 Concurring- Opinion that is written by one of the justices that thought the outcome was correct, but have a different rational than the other justices. Dissenting- Opinion that is written by one of the justices that did not agree with the outcome of the case. Civil Law Brings Lawsuit: Plaintiff- Person injured Wrongful Act: Harm to person/ property Remedy: $$$ Burden of Proof: Preponderance of Evidence (51%)
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