Web Archive Supreme Court of the United States
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- Supreme Court of the United States
- "The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States. Established pursuant to Article III of the United States Constitution in 1789, it has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law, plus original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. In the legal system of the United States, the Supreme Court is the final interpreter of federal constitutional law, although it may only act within the context of a case in which it has jurisdiction. The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Once appointed, justices have life tenure unless they resign, retire, or are removed after impeachment (though no justice has ever been removed). In modern discourse, the justices are often categorized as having conservative, moderate, or liberal philosophies of law and of judicial interpretation. Each justice has one vote, and while many cases are decided unanimously, the highest profile cases often expose ideological beliefs that track with those philosophical or political categories. The Court meets in the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court is sometimes colloquially referred to as SCOTUS, in analogy to other acronyms such as POTUS." -- Summary retrieved on October 7, 2019 http://dbpedia.org/resource/Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States
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- United States.
- - Law
- Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540 USA
- - supremecourt.gov (domain)
- web page
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Supreme Court of the United States. United States, 2010. Web Archive. https://www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0015074/.
APA citation style:
(2010) Supreme Court of the United States. United States. [Web Archive] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0015074/.
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Supreme Court of the United States. United States, 2010. Web Archive. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/lcwaN0015074/>.