{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

The-Supreme-Court - TheSupremeCourt 1 The U.S Supreme Court...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Supreme Court  1 The U.S. Supreme Court By: Owen Thomas 1/20/2011 CJS/220
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Supreme Court  2 The purpose of the Supreme Court is to serve as the ultimate interpreter of the U.S. constitution; the U.S. Supreme Court also decides legal issues arising from federal statutes, it is also the final appellate court, sometimes referred to as “the court of last resort” (Meyer & Grant, 2003). The U.S.Supreme court plays a very unique role in appellate courts because of its authority and influence on many of the most significant legal, political, and social issues in the nation. Although the Supreme Court usually operates in relative obscurity, but the Presidential election of 2000 focused worldwide attention on the court, raising public consciousness about the critical role of the Court in the nations legal and political affairs. The U.S. Supreme Court includes nine justices, who are appointed by the president of the United States; their positions are held for life. Unlike other appellate Courts which must review all cases submitted to them, each year the Supreme Court grants only a small proportion of the requests for certiorari. Certiorari are requests for review submitted for its consideration. According to Meyer & Grant, 2003 in
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}