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POLI 110 Lecture Notes: The Judiciary

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POLI 110 Lecture Notes: The Judiciary POLI 110

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Date Created: 11/22/15
POLI 110 Lecture Notes The Judiciary Structure 0 Organization of the Federal Judiciary O Tiered system 0 US district courts 0 US Circuit Courts of Appeals 4 justices must approve to hear case The lower level of court stands if it is not approved to be heard 39 Writ of Certiorari 0 US Supreme Court 0 State trial courts 0 State courts of appeals 39 State supreme courts 0 Writ of Certiorari a court39s decision to take a case 0 US Supreme Court 0 The federal judges 0 Lawyers 0 Selected by the President 0 President appoints someone from their party 0 Confirmed by the Senate What cases are decided 0 J usticiable 0 Mode of selection 0 Doctrine of Political Questions 0 Stare decisis 0 Stay with the prior decision Doctrine of judicial review 0 Intentions of the Founders 0 Marbury V Madison 0 Jefferson won because Marbury did not get his appointment 0 Court won could declare laws unconstitutional and could have issued writ The court only wins with public opinion 0 The validity of judicial review Is the Supreme Court Democratic 0 Should it be How the court functions in our system 0 Not elected 0 No cameras or people allowed in justice discussion Is the Supreme Court democratic Restraints on the Court Assessing the Court The Court and SameSex Marriage 0 Marriage historially did not include gay and lesbian couples 0 1996 Congress passes Defense of Marriage Act 2003 0 Massachusetts Supreme Court rules in 2003 0 California Supreme Court upholds Prop 8 0 US District Court overturns Prop 8 in 2010 0 Supreme Court upholds because private parties lacked standing 2013 0 US District Court overturns Utah law 2013 0 US 6th circuit rules bans on gay marriage constitutional in 6 states 2014 0 US Supreme Court rules 54 that gay marriage is constitutional 2015


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