49 Facts About Supreme Court

1. The Supreme Administrative Court considers cases concerning disputes between individuals and administrative organs, as well as disputes among administrative organs, while the Supreme Court considers all other cases.

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2. On June 25, 2015, when the Supreme Court handed down a 6 to 3 majority decision in the case of King v Burwell, upholding a key component of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, Justice Scalia made headlines in voicing his dissent.

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3. Supreme Court has presided over landmark cases that have changed the history of the United States.

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4. The Supreme Court was not even sure if it had the power to consider the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress.

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5. Supreme Court spent its first session organizing itself and determining its own powers and duties.

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6. Supreme Court decided in the 2005 case of Kelo vs City of New London that it was usable when it came to the transference of property from one private owner to another.

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7. The Supreme Court became heavily involved in establishing an American law concerning prize cases—the capture and forfeiture of enemy vessels as a result of economic warfare between warring nations.

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8. The Supreme Court held that the price regulation provisions were inseparable from the labor provisions, and thus must fall with them.

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9. The Supreme Court ruled that people of African descent, whether slaves or not, could never be citizens of the United States.

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10. Supreme Court has in some cases refused to apply statute laws on the basis that they contradicted the Constitution.

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11. The US Supreme Court hears direct appeals of cases involving federal reapportionment, disputes between states, and a few other issues.

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12. The US Supreme Court uses a writ of certiorari, which is a legal pleading that requests the Court to hear the case.

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13. The Supreme Court retains exclusive jurisdiction only in suits between state governments, which often involve boundary disputes.

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14. The Supreme Court was given power to issue various kinds of orders, or writs, to enforce its decisions.

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15. The Supreme Court can take official action with as few as six members joining in deliberation.

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16. The Supreme Court was unable to help Marbury, but it achieved its result by declaring an act of Congress unconstitutional and void.

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17. The Supreme Court is far more likely to accept a case to correct a perceived error on the part of the lower courts.

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18. The Supreme Court has complete discretion over whether to grant the petition and hear the case or not.

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19. The Supreme Court began what is called "the new federalism" by curtailing Congress' power to prohibit the possession of weapons near schools.

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20. The Supreme Court has upheld Congressional power under the Commerce Clause to regulate such things as wheat production for home usage and public accommodations on the basis of race.

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21. Supreme Court has employed two different tacks in discovering non-enumerated rights in the Constitution.

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22. The Marshall Supreme Court was instrumental in increasing the power of the national government over the states.

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23. The Supreme Court is the final judicial authority in the US system of government.

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24. In 2010 Elena Kagan was named to the Supreme Court, succeeding the retiring Justice Stevens.

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25. On February 22, 2005, the Supreme Court refused to grant a writ of certiorari, and McCorvey's appeal ended.

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26. The Supreme Court struck down some state restrictions in a long series of cases stretching from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, but upheld restrictions on funding, including the Hyde Amendment, in the case of Harris v McRae.

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27. The Supreme Court deemed abortion a fundamental right under the United States Constitution, thereby subjecting all laws attempting to restrict it to the standard of strict scrutiny.

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28. Supreme Court issued its decision on January 22, 1973, with a 7-to-2 majority vote in favor of Roe.

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29. The Supreme Court makes decisions based on previous cases and the Constitution.

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30. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of compulsory sterilization to prevent unfavorable genetics from being passed on to future generations.

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31. Supreme Court Building is located at 1 First Street, NE and was designed by architect Cass Gilbert (as Gilbert's last major project; he died before it was completed).

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32. The Supreme Court is the highest tribunal in the Nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States.

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33. Supreme Court Building has seats for only 300 members of the public.

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34. Supreme Court functioned at various different locations before it actually got its permanent address.

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35. The Marshall Supreme Court was in session for 34 years, from 1801 until 1835.

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36. Supreme Court was established in 1789 by Article Three of the US Constitution, which granted Congress the power to create inferior federal courts.

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37. Supreme Court hears Apple monopoly case on App Store pricing.

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38. Supreme Court could allow suit over Apple iPhone apps' sales.

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39. The Supreme Court sounded open Monday to letting Apple stand trial in a civil suit alleging the maker of iPhones uses monopolistic power to unfairly profit from the sale of third-party apps offered on the devices.

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40. The Supreme Court is the highest and final superior court of record and is empowered to exercise its powers, subject to the provisions of the Constitution.

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41. The Supreme Court is composed of 1 Chief Justice and 14 Associate Justices.

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42. Supreme Court shares its members and accommodation at the Middlesex Guildhall in London with the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council which hears final appeals from certain smaller Commonwealth countries, admiralty cases, and certain appeals from the ecclesiastical courts and statutory private jurisdictions, such as professional and academic bodies.

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43. The Supreme Court has the final say on matters of constitutional law, federal law or on matters of mixed federal and provincial competence.

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44. The Supreme Court has a purely appellate jurisdiction and hears appeals from the Court of Appeal of New Zealand.

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45. The Supreme Court holds the unique power of being able to order "trial de novo".

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46. The Supreme Court can sit at a further hearing on its own judgment.

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47. The Irish Supreme Court consists of its presiding member, the Chief Justice, and seven other judges.

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48. Supreme Court is the highest court in the Republic of Ireland.

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49. The Supreme Court is vested with the power of judicial review to ensure the application of the rule of law.

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