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Unformatted text preview: departments and agencies, and Members of Congress. • Approximately 8,000 petitions are filed with the Court in the course of a Term. • In addition, some 1,200 applications of various kinds are filed each year that can be acted upon by a single Justice. • It consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed with the "advice and consent" of the Senate. • The Supreme Court is primarily an appellate court, but has original jurisdiction in a small number of cases. • John Roberts is the current Chief Justice. • The United States is divided into thirteen circuit courts of appeals, each of which is assigned a "Circuit Justice" from the Supreme Court....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course CMJS 2003 taught by Professor Nalley during the Spring '08 term at Arkansas.
- Spring '08