Obviously Presidents take these nominations very seriously because the Justices he appoints will be there longer then he will be President. Presidents often nominate people with close political views and people who have supported them while in office. The Supreme Court can get cases from three different places. First is the Federal Court route, which includes the ninety-four District Courts and the 12 Circuit Courts. Cases coming from federal courts account for about sixty-five percent of the Supreme Court's cases.
Congress has the right to decide how many justices are on the U.S Supreme Court but it cannot change the powers given to it by the U.S constitution. The U.S Supreme Court is the only court specifically created by the U.S constitution and is the most powerful level in the judicial system. The judiciary act of 1789 established the court with one chief and five associate justices but since 1869 there have been eight associates and one chief. In order to decide upon a case there must be at least six votes by the justices and all that is needed is a majority vote. The U.S Supreme court is asked to review thousands of cases a year, however they only review between 100-150 cases a year.
At the time of George Washington’s election, no one contested his election, so he ran unopposed. The Constitution allowed each state to determine how it would select its presidential electors, and selected an interval of every four years for presidential elections to be held. For that first presidential election in 1789, only Pennsylvania and Maryland held elections to d... ... middle of paper ... ... W. Bush. At other times, a lack of concern over America’s standing, particularly in the international community, was the issue, as with President Jimmy Carter. Future Presidents must learn from the mistakes of the past, remember that being a “team player” is essential to other countries and looking out for the benefit of others as well as your own country are the keys to a strong standing and a more effective America.
Fortune 500 companies have helped lead the charge for securing equality for gays and lesbians in the workplace. In 2009, more than 85% of Fortune 500 firms had sexual orientation as part of their anti-discrimination policies compared to 51% in 2000. While Fortune 500 corporate policies and state GLBT anti-discrimination laws have created a hodgepodge of regulations, a unified federal law protecting employment rights for GLBT individuals has yet to be enacted. Such legislation, The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) for GLBTs, was first introduced in the 103rd Congress in 1994, and every session since. The closest the proposed civil rights law has ever come to fruition was in 2007 when the House passed the law 235-184.
The Constitution grants the President of the United States the power to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, but they must be confirmed by the Senate. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the country with jurisdiction over a wide variety of types of cases; about 100 or more cases are heard during each term. The procedures for hearing cases are through oral arguments, and the lawyers from each side have to argue their case and answer questions in a ½ hour; the Justices deliberate, vote and deliver an opinion about the
MEMORANDUM To: Future President of the United States RE: Advice for when you served in office INTRODUCTION As you may already know, being the President of the most powerful country in the world won’t be an easy task. It is one of the biggest and most important responsibility that you will undertake. As the president of the United States, you will be representing all the people of the nation as the Chief of State. The presidents has many plays many roles such as the Commander in Chief of the Military, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Head Legislator, and more. As president you will have to make decisions that affect the lives of all Americans and people all over the world.
The present members of the Supreme Court are as follows: William Hubbs Rhenquist, Chief Justice: born 1924 in Wisconsin, graduated Stanford Law School. He was an assistant Attorney General from 1969 till 1971 when President Nixon appointed him to the Court. 1986 President Reagan appointed him Chief Jus... ... middle of paper ... ...y lasting long or having any sort of unity with that situation. The case that I chose to analyze is Reno v. ACLU. It is the first Internet related U.S. Supreme Court case ever to be decided.
The founders wanted a strong legislature, however there was a shift in power to the executive branch at the start of the twentieth century. The president gained much power during th... ... middle of paper ... ... party. It is also going to be hard for the George Bush to have confidence in the people to do what he wants to do as president. "This will be the most tenuous new presidency in over a century. Not only did a plurality of Americans nationwide vote for Mr. Bush's opponent, but the Bush victory was due to a flawed ballot system.
Supreme Court Justice Nominations According to Floyd G. Cullop, The Supreme Court is responsible for “interpreting a federal, state, and local law and deciding whether or not it is constitutional,” making The Supreme Court of the United States perhaps the most powerful branch of the Federal Government. Although the Supreme Court does not make the laws, the justices do review the laws and decide if they are Constitutional. In fact, over the course of a justice’s tenure on The Supreme Court, he or she will have many opportunities to review laws and his or her decisions could affect the lives of many Americans. Furthermore, Supreme Court justices serve life terms, meaning that they hopefully do not have to make decisions in the hopes of getting re-elected. Although politics plays a heavy role in the nomination and subsequent confirmation of justices to the Supreme Court, hopefully after being confirmed, justices will follow the Constitution and make decisions fairly and justly.
Each time the Senators and Representatives propose a new bill which becomes a law, they wield a massive amount of power that affects the lives of over 311 million Americans. When it comes to which branch has the most power, this power alone, to produce an effect over the American society, is what sets the legislative branch above the judicial and executive branches. The judicial branch’s central duty is to interpret laws. Although their ability to interpret laws and to determine whether or not a given law, or legislative action, is const... ... middle of paper ... ...ative branch has over the executive branch. In the final analysis, although the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government share the powers bequeathed to them in the constitution and maintain a system of checks and balances between them, power is not equally dispersed among them.