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  FindLaw: Cases and Codes: Supreme Court Opinions
U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: by volume, by year
Browsable by year and US Reports volume number and searchable by citation, case title and full text.
Docket Features Supreme Court docket, question presented and more.
www.findlaw.com /casecode/supreme.html   (246 words)

  Supreme Court of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Supreme Court of the United States, the highest court in the United States of America, is the head of the Judicial Branch of the Federal Government.
The Supreme Court was established by the Constitution of the United States, which was implemented in 1789; under the Judiciary Act of 1789, the Court was to be composed of six members—though the number of justices has been nine for almost all of its history, this number is set by Congress, not the Constitution.
Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. After the federal government was established in Washington, the court was housed in a small, basement room in the United States Capitol (see W. Rehnquist, The Supreme Court).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/US_Supreme_Court   (5795 words)

 Learn more about Supreme Court of the United States in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C, is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States to interpret and decide questions of federal law.
While the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction in a few cases such as suits between states, most of its work consists of appellate review of cases from state supreme courts or from lower federal courts.
The practice of issuing an opinion of the court was initiated during the tenure of Chief Justice John Marshall in the early nineteenth century.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /s/su/supreme_court_of_the_united_states.html   (1323 words)

 ALA | Court Cases
It is a question of proximity and degree." The Supreme Court affirmed the convictions of the defendants for conspiring to violate certain federal statutes by attempting to incite subordination in the armed forces and interfere with recruitment and enlistment.
The California State Supreme Court held that the King James version of the Bible was not a "publication of a sectarian, partisan, or denominational character" that a State statute required a public high school library to exclude from its collections.
In this case the Supreme Court held that burning the United States flag was a protected form of symbolic political speech, concluding that there is no legitimate government interest in protecting the U.S.flag where the sole act in question is destroying the flag in its symbolic capacity.
www.ala.org /ala/oif/firstamendment/courtcases/courtcases.htm   (6441 words)

 Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court is sometimes known by the acronym SCOTUS.
If the court grants certiorari, the case is placed on its calendar for briefing and oral argument.
The United States Supreme Court building was designed by architect Cass Gilbert, and built between 1932 and 1935.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/supreme_court_of_the_united_states   (1704 words)

 Supreme Court Building
The Supreme Court Building, constructed between 1932--1935, was designed by noted architect Cass Gilbert, who is best known as the architect for the Woolworth Building in New York.
The first session of the Supreme Court was convened on February 1, 1790, but it took some 145 years for the Supreme Court to find a permanent residence.
The Court convened for a short period in a private home after the British had used Supreme Court documents to set fire to the Capitol during the War of 1812.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/wash/dc78.htm   (353 words)

 ELS - Macmillan Law Library - Federal Courts Finder
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Tennessee
www.law.emory.edu /FEDCTS   (1591 words)

 The Supreme Court's changing stance on tribal sovereignty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
The Court reasoned that, after conquest by the Europeans and the establishment of the United States, the rights of the tribes to complete sovereignty were diminished, and the tribes' power to dispose of their land was denied.
The Court's characterization of the tribes as "dependent nations" is the basis for what has been called the trust relationship between the United States and the Indian tribes, through which the federal government protects the tribes from interference and intrusion by state governments and state citizens.
The Court's reaffirmation of tribal sovereignty in Crow Dog was in large measure responsible for passage of the Major Crimes Act by Congress in 1885 (18 U.S.C. Under the act, seven major crimes--if committed by an Indian in Indian country--were placed within federal jurisdiction, regardless of whether the victim of the crime was an Indian.
www.abanet.org /genpractice/lawyer/complete/f95marshall.html   (2235 words)

 CNN.com - Rehnquist has thyroid cancer surgery - Oct 25, 2004
Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 80-year-old chief justice was admitted to the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday, and underwent a tracheotomy Saturday.
To reach its result, the Court necessarily has had to find within the scope of the Fourteenth Amendment a right that was apparently completely unknown to the drafters of the Amendment, Rehnquist wrote in his dissent.
The justice served in the U.S. military from 1943 to 1946 before becoming a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court during 1951 and 1952.
www.cnn.com /2004/LAW/10/25/rehnquist   (1096 words)

 U.S. Supreme Court Decisions -- AEGIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
The text of these opinions from the Supreme Court of the United States are provided by VersusLaw.
The United States Supreme Court is the highest federal court in the United States, often referred to as 'the Court of Last Resort.' Established in 1790 with six justices, the Court originally convened in New York City.
Currently, the Court is composed of nine justices, appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate, who preside in Washington, D.C. This information is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor.
www.aegis.com /ni/law/sct   (158 words)

 US Supreme Court News
The U.S. Supreme Court refused last week to hear the appeal of Robin Lovitt, the only Arlington resident on death row, despite the destruction of DNA evidence in the case by a court clerk.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case of a Haitian-American restaurant owner convicted of drug trafficking after his naturalization, making it more likely that he will have to surrender his...
The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled unanimously Sept. 22 that farmers in the state can be forced into the boll weevil eradication effort.
www.topix.net /us/supreme-court   (1211 words)

 FT.com / Industries / US Supreme Court   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
The conservative uprising over the US Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers intensified, with influential Republicans predicting a tough confirmation battle in the US Senate and some calling for her name to be withdrawn.
The US Chamber of Commerce was one of the first groups publicly to praise Harriet Miers after her nomination as a US Supreme Court justice but that may not mean much.
Harriet Miers, nominated to become a justice of the US Supreme Court, is largely an enigma and that could be a big problem for President George W. Bush, when it comes to getting her confirmed in the US Senate.
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 LII Supreme Court Collection: Context
The authority of the U.S. Supreme Court derives from
The Court itself promulgates the rules governing the presentation of cases to it.
April 1996 address on the future of the federal courts, Chief Justice Rehnquist reviewed the Court's history and the importance of an independent judiciary.
www.law.cornell.edu /supct/context.html   (83 words)

 US Supreme Court | Cases | Justices - FOXNews.com
Supreme Court Limits Whistleblowers' Take in Fraud Lawsuits
Supreme Court Declines Case to Reinstate Judge in Indian Royalties Dispute
Supreme Court to Hear Deportation and Death Penalty Cases
www.foxnews.com /national/supremecourt/index.html   (643 words)

 Members of the Supreme Court of the United States
Unpacking the court: the case for the expansion of the United States Supreme Court in the twenty-first century.
Church, state, and the Rehnquist Court: the Court is doing what the Framers never did; build an impregnable wall between church and state.
Peering Into the High Court's Future.(Supreme Court of the United States) (World and I) The Supreme Court: "the judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish".
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0101281.html   (277 words)

 Supreme Court of the United S...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
The Trumpet Herald - In June, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision decriminalized sodomy.
Examines the historic Supreme Court ruling in which Anthony was convicted of unlawful voting.
US Supreme Court held that back wages are subject to FICA and FUTA tax rates that were in effect for the year in which the wages are in fact paid, not for the year in which they should have been paid.
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 Bordeaux Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
Sent: 10/5/2004 9:00 AM The U.S. Supreme Court opened its new term yesterday and said it would hear arguments Dec. 7 involving two cases challenging New York's and Michigan's bans on interstate, direct-to-consumer shipments of wine.
Ergo, if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the wineries it would probably just affect those states that allow in-state wineries to ship and they would be forced to either allow out of state wineries to ship or stop allowing in-state shipping.
The high court was reviewing Michigan and New York state laws that limited the ability of wineries to take advantage of Internet and telephone sales to sell their products directly to consumers who couldn't otherwise obtain the wine through their home state's alcohol distribution system.
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 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Top US court spurns Schiavo plea
Mrs Schiavo's parents asked the court to order the re-insertion of a feeding tube which was removed last week.
The court has repeatedly refused to rule on the case of Mrs Schiavo, 41, who has been in a persistent vegetative state since collapsing in 1990.
In their emergency petition to the Supreme Court, Bob and Mary Schindler had said their daughter was facing an "unjust and imminent death" because of Michael Schiavo's opposition to keeping her alive.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/4380061.stm   (465 words)

 Supreme Court information - Legal Links - Legal Research Page - Legal Research, Legal Links, United States Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society - dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court decisions, selected cases by year back to 1961 with some audio clips (Oyez Oyez Oyez, Northwestern University)
U.S. Constitution with Annotations of Cases Decided by the U.S. Supreme Court (FindLaw)
www.romingerlegal.com /supreme.htm   (196 words)

The certiorari summaries focus on the facts and decision from the lower court.
The week prior to oral arguments we provide an outline of the issues presented to the Court as argued in the briefs.
The decision summaries provide the holding from the United States Supreme Court and a brief overview of the Court's reasoning.
www.willamette.edu /wucl/wlo/us-supreme   (100 words)

 US Supreme Court
GRAHAM, 449 U.S. “If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the schoolchildren to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey, the Commandments.
However desirable this might be as a matter of private devotion, it is not a permissible state objective under the Establishment Clause.”
Board of School Commissioner of Mobile County [1983]--the U.S. District Court ruling in this case
www.eadshome.com /supremecourt.htm   (493 words)

 United States Supreme Court
The United States Supreme Court consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight associate justices.
At its discretion, and within certain guidelines established by Congress, the Supreme Court each year hears a limited number of the cases it is asked to decide.
Those cases may begin in the federal or state courts, and they usually involve important questions about the Constitution or federal law.
www.uscourts.gov /supremecourt.html   (119 words)

 Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Case Summaries, Oral Arguments & Multimedia
Recordings of all oral arguments and opinion announcements for the 2006 Term are expected to be released by the Court in October 2007.
We're adding older U.S. Supreme Court audio recordings on a regular basis.
We recently posted the complete 1984 Term, as we continue to work back to 1955.
www.oyez.org   (281 words)

 Project Vote Smart - American Government, Elections, Candidates and Voting
This information includes bios of all federal judges, Supreme Court Nominee Harriet Miers, and state supreme court judges.
General court information, campaign finance information for elected judges, and links and contact information to find out about court cases and opinions are also available.
Click here to choose a state and find out about the judges in your State Supreme Court.
www.vote-smart.org /judiciary/supct/supctdir.htm   (533 words)

 Supreme Court Rules
Certiorari to a United States Court of Appeals before Judgment
Content of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
www.law.cornell.edu /rules/supct   (85 words)

 Search the U.S. Supreme Court plus Federal and State Courts
Please note that at the present time a substantial portion of the non-U.S Supreme Court opinion material is limited, depending on state, jurisdiction, date of decision, level of court, etc. Please email us with any suggestions for additions, corrections, or changes.
Hawaii Supreme Court and Intermediate Court of Appeals
Oklahoma Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals
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 Supreme Court Decisions (1937-1975)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
It was created by the Air Force and is not an official version of the Supreme Court's opinions, which will be found in the United States Reports.
Since the GPO has not performed costly validation processes, we cannot guarantee the authenticity or completeness of the data.
A service of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office.
www.access.gpo.gov /su_docs/supcrt   (122 words)

 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
Includes links to lower court decisions, docket sheets, oral argument transcripts, and Supreme Court briefs where available.
Topical index of current term Supreme Court cases that have been granted certiorari.
Index of cases granted certiorari in which Supreme Court briefs are available.
supreme.lp.findlaw.com /supreme_court/resources.html   (294 words)

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