supreme court - Abstract The Supreme Court is the highest...

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Abstract The Supreme Court is the highest court in the judicial branch. This court is known as the “court of last resort”. Their main function is to interpret the law although the law has already been established by congress. The Supreme Court hears criminal, civil, and bankruptcy matters. They protect the American citizen’s rights. The court is the final court and their decisions are final. Judges selected to serve on the Supreme Court is appointed by the President of the United States. They usually serve a life term unless death occurs or they are impeached for misconduct. There is a process called certiorari which is a request for review. There are nine judges that sit on the board and when a case has been submitted four of those nine must be in agreement to accept a case. The Purpose of the Supreme Court: The Supreme Court is the highest authority and is very vital to the judicial branch; the Supreme Court job is to interpret the constitution which already exists. By doing this the Supreme Court decides which case could be of importance according to the law and examines how the law applies to the case. The Supreme Court can examine action of the local, state, and national government. This court is known as the last resort for defendants. The structure and personnel:
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