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Supreme Court of the United States

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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84 words

US court of final appeal, the highest in the nation. Its duty is to decide and interpret the constitutionality of ...

Supreme Court, War, and the Military

Supreme Court, War, and the Military   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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2004

Since its founding (1789), the U.S. Supreme Court generally has avoided questions of war, peace, and foreign affairs. ...

Supreme Court

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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Current Version:
2009
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History, Regional and National History
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6,778 words

The United States Supreme Court heard its first cases in the 1790s, at which time its jurisdiction was mostly limited ...

Supreme Court of the United States

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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Social sciences, Politics
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2,421 words

The U.S. Constitution of 1787 sketched a bare outline of the federal judicial power. Article III established only one federal ...

Supreme Court

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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15,337 words
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Since 1895 the relationship of the U.S. Supreme Court to African Americans has dramatically evolved. In 1896 the Court anointed ...

Supreme Court, U.S.

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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3,270 words

Article III of the Constitution provides that “the judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme ...

Supreme Court of the United States

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
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4,163 words

The U.S. Supreme Court and the power of judicial review together are one of the greatest yet most controversial contributions ...

seniority on the Supreme Court

seniority on the Supreme Court   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
247 words

Certain rules and procedures of the Supreme Court are based on seniority, that is, the length of time each justice ...

History of the Court

History of the Court   Reference library

William M. Wiecek, Michael Les Benedict, Melvin I. Urofsky, and Stephen L. Wasby

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

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Law
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28,309 words

[This entry treats the historical development of the Supreme Court from its origins to the present. The material has ...

Selection of Justices

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Elliot E. Slotnick

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

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2005
Subject:
Law
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2,226 words

The selection of Supreme Court justices is of enormous importance since the behavior of the Court, a relatively unconstrained institution, ...

Seniority

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Robert J. Janosik

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:
320 words

Supreme Court justices have traditionally employed seniority to resolve a variety of issues. Generally, seniority is determined by the length ...

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