Unformatted text preview: The court forms a pool of 6 justices, all of the petitions are randomly divided against the justices, (all justices have equal power), the clerks from each office will put together a brief on those petitions in which they have been assigned. The clerk will talk about the general content, if appeal went to complete circuit court, and the justices want to know who wrote the opinion in the lower court (different judges give advantages and such). -No justice is more important than any other justice, they pick what cases will be put on the discussed list-9 justices go into conference and nobody else and they decide which cases on the list they will take into consideration-...
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- Fall '08
- Law, Supreme Court of the United States