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How can a college law professor who never was a judge become a United supreme court Judge?

A:  Because Obama promised to fundamentally change this country, even though it became the greatest nation on earth long before he arrived. This is but one part of this imbecile''s plan for ''change.'' He is surrounded by those like him and it is apparent that our great nation is in danger,...from within. Kagan''s ideologies are the problem. This is really a question you could have answered yourself, first off she was the solicitor general of the United States, saying she''s ''never even practiced law'' is silly. She''s argued cases before the supreme court on multiple occasions. Not previously being a judge was actually the norm, its why modern day justices actually have to excuse themselves...

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supreme court justices are often active in the selection of new justices, advising the president as to whom he should pick

A:  The most obvious positive benefit of this would be that the justices who are already on the court would be more likely to respect and to be able to work with the new nominee. A second positive impact would be that supreme court nominees would probably be picked more on legal merit than on politics if the justices themselves had more of a say in the process. The major negative would be that the court would sort of tend to clone itself.  There would be less likelihood of new blood (ideologically speaking) coming onto the court. An advantage is that the supreme court justices are the best legal scholars in the country,...

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Information about the cases granted certiorari for the upcoming term of the US supreme court?

A:  What exactly are your goals here? I could be more helpful if I knew what kind of school project you had in mind. The issues presented in the bulk of supreme court cases just aren''t going to be accesible to the public, even bright undergrads, no matter what. Many of the granted cases revolve around what lay people quaintly call "technicalities," such as "the distinction between law and equity in ERISA jurisdiction." Hell, even lawyers don''t get those technicalities sometimes....

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Why aren''t the cases that the supreme court handles videotaped?

A:  The above answers are close in some cases (Coragryph''s being closest) but wrong in others. First, correcting the error above: the media is allowed to be present at all supreme court arguments, high profile, low profile or otherwise. To the main question: the Justices have on numerous occasions, dating back to when Warren Burger was Chief Justice, considered allowing television coverage of cases. They have always decided against it on the theory that it would distract litigants and promote playing to the camera. Nonetheless, there have been small steps toward electronic coverage. Audiotapes of cases are regularly released, and the arguments...

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Briefly identify the U.S. supreme court findings in the case of In re Winship

A:  This case, decided in 1970, is one in a series of cases that gave more rights to juveniles who were accused of crimes. In this particular case, the court ruled on the issue of the level of proof that was necessary in a juvenile case.  The court ruled that every aspect of a juvenile''s alleged crime had to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  In other words, there could not be a lesser standard of proof for juveniles than for adults. The court ruled that Winship had been wrongly convicted because the court that convicted him hand used a lower standard of proof -- that of the ''preponderance of...

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supreme court strikes down death penalty for juveniles

A:  A step in the right direction. Re: Walter Hinteler I think that this is also a step in the right direction. I am no advocate of Capital Punishment, but think that the killing of juveniles is not justified, no matter what the case. We just had a similar discussion in our High School Governemnt class. We had just finished reenacting a supreme court case (Thompson v. Oklahoma) similar to this. Here are a couple of cases that deal with this subject: Thompson v. Oklahoma (1988): Thompson was tried and convicted for murdering somebody at age 15. They gave him the sentence of death. He appealed to the supreme court. It

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Explain the significance of the supreme court decision Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier

A:  Best answer as selected by question asker. This was a supreme court decision from back in 1988 that helped to clarify what First Amendment rights high school newspapers have. In the case, the supreme court said that school newspapers are not as highly protected from censorship as regular newspapers are.  They said that school papers can be censored if authorities have a legitimate pedagogical reason for doing so. So, a school does not have to allow speech that goes against its ''basic educational mission.'' It''s also somewhat important to note that the court ruled that the school...

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What Is a Federal court Subpoena?

A:  A federal court subpoena is a legal summons asking a person to produce testimony or evidence for use in a federal court case. People are obliged to respond when they receive subpoenas, or they may be penalized for contempt of court. The subpoena provides information about where and when to appear, for those who choose to comply. People who want to contest a subpoena should retain the services of a lawyer to assist with filing a response to the summons. In the United States, the federal court system includes the district courts, specialty courts such as bankruptcy

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What Is a Federal court Jury?

A:  A federal court jury is a group of men and women who will make a legally binding decision in a federal court case. In the United States, there are two main court systems: federal and state. Some cases can be exclusively heard in federal court, while others can be heard in either federal or state court. When a case is heard in federal court, the federal court jury will listen to the evidence and apply the law to the facts of the case, determining what it believes to be true based on the evidence...

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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