What is Supreme Court?

  • (noun): The highest court in most states of the United States.
    Synonyms: state supreme court, high court
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Supreme Court

A supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of many legal jurisdictions. Other descriptions for such courts include court of last resort, instance court, judgment court, apex court, and highest court of appeal. Broadly speaking, the decisions of a supreme court are not subject to further review by any other court.

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Commerce Clause - Significance - New Deal
... Roosevelt and Congress were implementing New Deal policies and the Supreme Court, in Carter v ... was not "commerce." In the preceding decades, the Court had struck down a laundry list of progressive legislation – minimum-wage laws, child labor laws, agricultural relief laws, and virtually every element ... Given the age of the current Justices, this allowed a Supreme Court size of up to 15 Justices ...
Horace Harmon Lurton - Supreme Court Service
... friend, President William Howard Taft, named him to a seat on the Supreme Court that had been vacated by the death of Justice Rufus Wheeler Peckham ... This was the first of Taft's six Supreme Court appointments, and surprised some observers because unlike Taft, Lurton was a Democrat ... Lurton sided most frequently on the court with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr ...
Howell Edmunds Jackson
... He served on the United States Supreme Court, in the U.S ... Senate, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Tennessee House of Representatives ... His secretary on the Supreme Court was James Clark McReynolds, who later also became a Supreme Court Justice ...
Corazon Aquino - Presidency - Constitutional and Political Reforms
... opposition from undermining her democratic reforms and reorganized the membership of the Supreme Court to restore its independence ... In May 1986, the reorganized Supreme Court declared the Aquino government as “not merely a de facto government but in fact and law a de jure government ... This Supreme Court decision affirmed the status of Aquino as the rightful leader of the Philippines ...
Same-sex Marriage In The United States - Legal Issues - State Law
... marriage has been legalized through legislation, court ruling, and in three of these states, it has been upheld by popular vote in a statewide referendum ... In 2003, the US Supreme Court struck down Texas' "Homosexual Conduct" law in Lawrence v ... by a United States jurisdiction on November 18, 2003, in a state Supreme Judicial Court ruling in Massachusetts ...

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