Chapter 14 Notes

Chapter 14 Notes - Professional Competence III Once the...

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The Judiciary I. Structure of the Courts – pps. 427-432 District Courts - have original jurisdiction. Courts of Appeals - hear only appeals. Cases don’t start here. Cant take in new evidence. Supreme Court- II. How Judges are Selected – pps. 432-434 Constitution authorizes the President to nominate and the Senate to confirm. Process is the same for all federal judges. The way the nominee is chosen differs according to the level of federal court involved. There are no legal or constitutional requirements A general qualification is that the nominee be a lawyer District Courts – senatorial courtesy applies Court of Appeals – Supreme Court - Presidents consider factors such as: Ideology- a liberal president is not going to appoint a conservative and vice versa. Representational Qualities Race Sex Religion Ethnicity Geography
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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
  • Nunnery
  • Supreme Court of the United States, President of the United States, Senate Judiciary Committee, 427-432 District Courts

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