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Unformatted text preview: Professional Competence III. Once the nominee has been selected , FBI does a background check Rating of the nominee by the ABA Nominee’s name is formally submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee After testimony, Judiciary Committee votes on the nominee IV. How the Supreme Court decides a case – pps. 434-438 Selecting cases - the rule of four Deciding the merits – various ways. Cant take for full consideration or send back to appellate courts. Assigning the majority opinion- written by someone in the majority. The reasons why the voted the way they did. Writing opinions Concurring Opinion- voted with the majority, but had different reasons. Why? Because later cases can go back and show the precedent Only those pages and these titles will only be from the judiciary chapter....
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- Spring '08
- Supreme Court of the United States, President of the United States, Senate Judiciary Committee, 427-432 District Courts