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The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the land, and the only court specifically created by the Constitution. It consists of nine justices, appointed for life by the President, who weigh in the meaning of laws and whether or not they violate the Constitution.
CNN: The Nine
This CNN section is an archive of recent Supreme Court news items. Peruse them to learn more about the kind of cases the Supreme Court hears, and current issues that are being debated now.
Ducksters: Judicial Branch: The Supreme Court
“There is a hierarchy of federal courts in the United States. At lowest level are 94 U.S. District Courts which cover different regions of the country and handle most federal cases. Above the District Courts are the 13 Courts of Appeals. At the top of the Judicial Branch is the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has the final say.” Read this article or listen to it, and then take a ten question quiz about the Supreme Court.
Infoplease.com: Milestone Cases
These twelve Supreme Court decisions are the ones most frequently referenced in popular media. They include Plessy v. Ferguson (the case that asserted separate railroad accommodations for blacks did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment), Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ( which struck down “separate but equal” racial segregation in public schools) and Roe v. Wade (the case that legalized abortion.) Each decision is summarized with a single paragraph and is linked to a longer encyclopedia article.
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