Professor Davis, You had mentioned in class that you expect us to know all nine Supreme Court justices. Do you expect us to just know who they are, or what President appointed them, their background, etc.? Thanks!
What specifically do you mean by "political question" When you ask if an issue raises a political question
Professor Davis,Could you be more specific as to the variety/subject coverage of the questions on the quiz? (i.e. how many hypotheticals, etc)
For the cases should we just know the issues and the decision or do we need to know the background information? Thanks
The most important things to know about the cases are the legal rule and the reasoning. Some questions may ask about dissents, or other parts of the opinion - if we discussed it in class.
The quiz has 22 or 23 questions. Around 5 of them are based on hypotheticals.
A political question is an issue that, according to the court, should be resolved by one of the political branches of government - congress or the president. The doctrine is used to keep the court from treading on the authority of the legislative and executive branches. If the text of the constitution delegates the issue to another branch (the senate should try impeachments) it is likely to be a political question.
Just know the names of the current justices.
do you expect us to know about process of getting to the supreme court, the checks, and the constitutional interpretations?
Yes, I expect you to know the basics of getting a case to the supreme court, the checks, and the constitutional interpretation methods.
Im having trouble understanding exactly what appellate juristiction is and what it is applied to and where it is used. Can you briefly describe it and maybe give an eample of where its used. Thanks!
Appellate jurisdiction is the power of the court to hear a case after it has already been decided by another court. Almost all Supreme Court cases are decided under the court's appellate jurisdiction. Original jurisdiction is the power of a court to hear a case first - to hold a trial.
Professor Davis,Could you please advise us on the meaning of life?Thanks!
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