Cases, decisions and judicial procedures
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This chapter provides an understanding of the way the U.S. Supreme Court deals with cases which is governed by certain judicial and legal criteria and procedures that shape the ultimate decisions it makes. It looks at some examples in detail, in which one can see the process by which the personal, the judicial and the political are interwoven in some of the Court's most important cases. The chapter examines the formal powers and procedures of the Court, in order to gain an understanding of how this unique institution operates. It illustrates the American court system and also lists the various categories of appellate jurisdiction. The chapter also provides information on other important concepts, namely, case procedures, amicus briefs, case conference, the Court's Opinion and Multiple Opinions, and the Court's Decision.

The United States Supreme Court

A political and legal analysis, Second edition


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