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THE SUPREME COURT: SIMPLIFIED
WHO IS ON THE SUPREME COURT?
The Supreme Court is composed of a chief justice (currently John G. Roberts) and eight associate justices, all of whom are appointed by
the President and confirmed by the Senate
NOW THAT RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS PASSED, WHAT'S NEXT?
President Trump nominated AMY CONEY BARRETT to the Supreme Court. Barrett underwent a multiple-day vetting and questioning process before
she was confirmed on October 26, 2020, leaving the court in a 6-3 conservative majority.
WHAT DOES THE COURT DO?
The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the judicial branch of our government. It is the highest judicial body in the United States
WHAT KINDS OF CASES DOES THE SUPREME COURT HEAR?
The Supreme Court can hear any case as long as it relates to the federal law, including the Constitution
HOW DOES A CASE GET TO THE SUPREME COURT
There are three ways in which a case can reach the supreme court: Original jurisdiction, appeals through state court systems, appeals
through federal court systems. Watch THIS VIDEO for a simple explanation.
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