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.
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The daily newspaper is frequently the only way citizens find out about Supreme Court decisions. For the most part, newspapers only report on groundbreaking judgments or popular cases, leaving many of the court’s events and cases unrecognized. These sites help you keep up with the details of the latest Supreme Court decisions as they unfold.
- Many of the Web sites that provide recent Supreme Court headlines also function as forums for discussion and opinion.
- Some of these Web sites ask for registration but the process is usually free.