The Supreme Court And The Court Essay

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The Supreme Court The Supreme Court is the highest ranked court in the United States. It has great power when it comes to making decisions that will affect the nation as a whole. In this paper we will discuss certain points of the Supreme Courts history and how every point has led up to the court today and the decisions they make. Each point we will be discussing now is the history of the court and how they became to be Supreme Court.
We will first begin to talk about the make-up of the court. It is organized by the Chief Justice. It was established by the U.S. constitution, it was implemented in 1789, under article three, the Judiciary Act of 1789. The court was written for six justices appointed to the court but for almost all of history there has been nine members appointed. These numbers have been decided by congress and not by the constitution. The number of justices varied during the nineteenth century before stabilizing in 1869 at nine justices. These members of the courts are to serve until either retirement or until death. President George Washington nominated the first Supreme Court justices who were, John Jay as chief justice, John Rutledge, William Cushing, John Blair, Robert Harrison, and James Wilson who were all associate justices (O’Connor 94). On September 26th 1789, all six justices were confirmed by the US senate. These justices worked in the court from 1789 up until 1801. The Constitution granted the court ultimate jurisdiction over all laws. The court…

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