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Bureaucratization of the Court

Bureaucratization of the Court  

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The Supreme Court consists of nine jurists who, at least in theory, after meaningful collegial deliberation interpret the Constitution based on their individual philosophies, wisdom, and legal ...
Cert Pool

Cert Pool  

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With thousands of petitions for writs of certiorari to consider each term, the Supreme Court justices have long relied on their law clerks' help to identify “certworthy” cases. Beginning in ...
chief justice

chief justice  

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The chief justice of the United States is the presiding officer of the Supreme Court and the head of the judicial branch of the federal government. The title chief justice ...
Clerks of the Justices

Clerks of the Justices   Reference library

Martha Swann

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,012 words

are the justices' personal assistants and among the most important of the Supreme Court's support staff. The law‐clerking institution began

clerks of the Justices

clerks of the Justices   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
227 words

Each Supreme Court justice may have a staff of four law clerks. Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice John Paul

Decision-making process

Decision-making process  

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The making of a judicial decision cannot be delegated or transferred. Each Justice must make a decision in his or her own way. A tentative view can be, and often ...
staff of the Supreme Court, nonjudicial

staff of the Supreme Court, nonjudicial  

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More than 319 permanent staff members assist the justices in carrying out the business of the U.S. Supreme Court. Most of these employees of the Court work for one of ...

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