Part 1 Matrix:
Complete each section of the matrix below. Include APA citations for all borrowed ideas, facts, or definitions.
Terms Summary of Term Why was this important to civil rights or civil liberties in the United States?
Bill of Rights Refers to the collective of names o...
An overview of the U.S. Supreme Court and addresses the following
The Supreme Court is the highest federal court of the United States; it has a great applicable jurisdiction over all other national courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court( e.g Toobin, Jeffrey (2007). . It is therefore the final interpreter of federal constitutional law, although it may only act within the settings of a case in which it has jurisdiction.
The U.S. Supreme Court's importance to the United States
The US Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. One of its main functions is to hear appeals in nearly all the cases decided in nearly all the federal court system. It as well hears appeals from the state high appellate courts with issues involving a federal statute or arising under the Constitution of the United States.
According to Article II Section 2 of the United States Constitution, the supreme court has the following powers important in US, it has the judicial powers that extends to all cases in law and equity -to Controversies between two or more States;—between a State and Citizens of another State;-between Citizens of different States;—between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.”
The Supreme Court has a special role to play in the United States system of government. The Constitution gives it the power to check, if necessary, the actions of the President and Congress.
The Supreme Court is like a decision center. The Congress, the President, the state police, and other government officials are the players. Some can pass laws, and others can enforce laws. But all exercise power within certain boundaries. These boundaries are set by the Constitution. As the "referee" in the U.S. system of government, it is the Supreme Court's job to say when government officials step out-of-bounds.
The structure of the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal court system
The US federal cour...