I need help answering the questions attached (answers in a full paragraph) 1
In order for a court to hear a case, it must have jurisdiction. What is jurisdiction?
How does a case come to be heard by the Supreme Court? Describe how cases are
After a case has been decided, the Court issues its ruling. Distinguish between the
. Then define the following terms:
plurality opinion, concurring opinion, dissenting opinion
Briefly describe U.S. District Courts and U.S. Courts of Appeals and discuss the
importance of state courts.
Justices are nominated to the federal court system by the president and confirmed
(or rejected) by the Senate. What considerations go into a president’s choice of
Supreme Court nominees?
Discuss the legal influences on judicial decisions, including the Constitution, the
facts of the case, legal precedent, and statutory and administrative law.
Distinguish between originalism theory and the living constitution theory,
Marbury v. Madison
(1803) is the case most closely associated with judicial
review. Define judicial review. What impact can that power have on the other two
branches of government in particular and on American society in general? Is the
power specified in the Constitution?
are the terms that describe the degree to
which judges should defer to precedent and elected officials. Define these two
terms, and tell how they relate to the Constitution as a living document. Identify at
least one Supreme Court judge who has been associated with each doctrine.
10 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
(1954) produced a landmark decision
that dramatically changed American society. Using this case or another landmark
case as an example, discuss how Supreme Court decisions can affect everyday