The Supreme Court: The Judicial Branch
—Former Chief Justice William Rehnquist
The Supreme Court is the highest form of judicial authority in the United States. Only nine justices are given responsibility over the monumental judgments of the court, which handles matters of constitutional and federal law. Each vote is extremely influential in the structure and application of the American judicial system.
The U.S. Supreme Court is the general overseer of the entire American judicial system, and has more ... read more »
Today's cases are considered by looking back upon earlier rulings, and the Court's background is ... read more »
The meat of the Court is its cases. Before the development of the Internet, lawyers had to shuffle through an endless pile of reference books to find the exact case they were looking for. Although law students and lawyers still have plenty of research to do, sites with archives to Supreme Court cases have streamlined the process, making it easy for lawyers and laypeople alike to find information quickly—even without the official name or number of a case.
Supreme Court justices are entrusted with so much authority and knowledge that they dedicate their ... read more »