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What does the United States supreme court''s order accepting Bush v. Gore and staying the vote count mean? Since it was 5-4, doesn''t that mean that Bush has already won?

A:  Sure, I''ll tell you what the supreme court is definitely going to do. I''ll also tell you how to lose 20 pounds without dieting, where to find Jimmy Hoffa, and the recipe for Secret Sauce.Unfortunately, I can''t do any of those things. But I think I can shed a little light on how to read the court''s order.It''s very easy to assume that the 5-4 vote to take the case (and especially to stay the count) means that Mr. Bush is going to win this round. But the court does not reverse every case it takes. And you should read this order (it is short) very carefully before you are too sure it will this time. Typically, the court publishes no opinions when it takes a case;...

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What does the United States supreme court''s order accepting Bush v. Gore and staying the vote count mean? Since it was 5-4, doesn''t that mean that Bush has already won?

A:  Sure, I''ll tell you what the supreme court is definitely going to do. I''ll also tell you how to lose 20 pounds without dieting, where to find Jimmy Hoffa, and the recipe for Secret Sauce.Unfortunately, I can''t do any of those things. But I think I can shed a little light on how to read the court''s order.It''s very easy to assume that the 5-4 vote to take the case (and especially to stay the count) means that Mr. Bush is going to win this round. But the court does not reverse every case it takes. And you should read this order (it is short) very carefully before you are too sure it will this time. Typically, the court publishes no opinions when it takes a case;...

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What article of the constitution established the United States supreme court?

A:  Established by Article 3 of the Constitution of the United States. Section 1 of Article 3 of the Constitution provides for vesting the judicial power of the United States in one supreme court and in such inferior courts as Congress establishes. Section 2 defines the scope of U.S. judicial power and establishes the jurisdiction of the supreme court. The judicial power extends to all cases arising under the Constitution, laws, and treaties of the United States; to cases concerning foreign diplomats and admiralty practice; and to diversity cases (those between citizens of different states) and cases in which the United States or a state is a...

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What are all the amendments of the constitution ?

A:  The Constitution is the framework for the organization of the United States government and for the relationship of the federal government to the states, to citizens, and to all people within the United States. The Constitution creates the three branches of the national government: a legislature, the bicameral Congress; an executive branch led by the President; and a judicial branch headed by the supreme court. The Constitution specifies the powers and duties of each branch. The Constitution reserves all unenumerated powers to the respective states and the people, thereby establishing the federal system of government. List of Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America The procedure for amending the Constitution is...

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What is petititon for the US supreme court to hear a case called?

A:  A petition for a writ of certiorari. If the supreme court agrees to hear the case, they grant cert(iorari); otherwise, they issue an order declare cert(iorari) denied. After the court accepts a case, it issues a writ of certiorari to the last court to handle the case, ordering the relevant files be sent to the supreme court. The case itself is said to be ''on certiorari from [name of lower court]'' (e.g., On certiorari from the US court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit). For more information, see Related Questions, below....

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Explain the mechanics of the Georgia State supreme court

A:  IANAL. The Georgia supreme court has discretionary power over all cases, yet they have many more demands on their docket than the court of Appeals. Basically, there is only one supreme court that has to decide whether to hear cases from the entire state whereas a court of Appeals is only regional. So there is less of a chance that the supreme court will fit the case in their docket than that the court of Appeals would, for a roundabout answer. Also, the court of Appeals has a firm grasp on what the law is, so unless...

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What Is the Federal court Of Appeals?

A:  The Federal court of Appeals is the appellate court in the United States Federal court system. In addition to the Federal court of Appeals, the United States court system consists of United States District courts, United States Bankruptcy courts and the United States supreme court. Each level of the Federal court system serves a unique and specific purpose as part of the philosophy of checks and balances that is a hallmark of the design of the United States government. The primary function of the Federal court of...

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How Clinton, Bush and Obama Have Influenced the US supreme court

A:  Of the three branches of federal government, the US supreme court is unique because of the length of service and power of the individual Justices. Looking back over the last 20 years, it is interesting to consider how Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have influenced the court. The Role of the President The Presidents have a very direct influence on the court, but one they rarely get to exercise. They are charged with selecting candidates to become supreme court Justices when an opening occurs. These candidates then go through confirmation hearings in the Senate and, usually, are confirmed to sit on the bench. The appointment of a

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What Have Been the Most Important supreme court Cases?

A:  The United States supreme court began in 1790 and has heard many cases over the years that have changed our history. It is the supreme court''s responsibility to make sure the United States Constitution is upheld when they make their ruling. While there are hundreds of supreme court cases in the history books, there are only a select few that would be considered the most important by many people. During one of the earlier supreme court cases in 1819, McCulloch versus Maryland, the United States supreme court ruled that the state government had...

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Which are the United States supreme court functions?

A:  The supreme court has two fundamental functions. On the one hand, it must interpret and expound all congressional enactments brought before it in proper cases; in this respect its role parallels that of the state courts of final resort in making the decisive interpretation of state law. On the other hand, the supreme court has power (superseding that of all other courts) to examine federal and state statutes and executive actions to determine whether they conform to the U.S. Constitution. When the court rules against the constitutionality of a statute or an executive action, its decision can...