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Whaley1 David Whaley Enc 1102.081 Ms. Barletta 22 January 2008 Roe v. Wade The Supreme Court was created by Article III of the Constitution, but not given specific duties, powers or organization. Its powers were listed out and the whole court system was expanded with the Judiciary Act of 1789. When it was created had six members, but the Supreme Court in the case of Roe v. Wade was made up of nine justices mostly white males, but with the exception of one black man. The justices are nominated by the President, but must be approved by the Senate. In the case of Roe v. Wade the nine justices made a difficult verdict that set a precedent that would change the United States of America forever. The case was about a young single girl who claimed to have been raped. She had originally filed a suit in a United States Districts court against the District Attorney Henry Wade and had won, but the courts would not force the law in Texas making abortion unless it is needed to save the life of the mother, illegal. On an appeal, the case was heard by the Supreme Court. The court declared a verdict in favor of Roe and declared that abortion was fundamental right
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course ENC 1102 taught by Professor Barletta during the Spring '08 term at FAU.

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