APP exercise 3

APP exercise 3 - departments and agencies, and Members of...

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Jeremy Black #4596 Prof. Nalley March 2, 2008 Application Exercise 3 The Constitution elaborated neither the exact powers nor prerogatives of the Supreme Court nor the organization of the Judicial Branch as a whole. The “Conference handshake” has been a tradition since the days of Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller in the late 19th century. The Supreme Court has a traditional seal, which is similar to the Great Seal of the United States, but which has a single star beneath the eagle’s claws— symbolizing the Constitution’s creation of “one Supreme Court.” Congress has from time to time conferred upon the Supreme Court power to prescribe rules of procedure to be followed by the lower courts of the United States. The Library is open to members of the Bar of the Court, attorneys for the various federal
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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.

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