United States Supreme Court

  1. the highest federal court in the United States; has final appellate jurisdiction and has jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation
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  • U.S. Justice David Souter, shown above when he was nominated by President George H. Bush in 1990, is planning to retire from the United States Supreme Court at the age of 69, creating the first appointment opportunity for President Barack Obama. Archive 2009-05-01
  • Bushrod Washington, a member of the United States Supreme Court, and well known as a jurist of high attainments and great powers of mind, in the case of History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II
  • Tennessee had been the only Southern state not to have carried out an execution since the death penalty was reinstituted by the United States Supreme Court in 1976.
  • Even before it was published, Ehrlich's work was cited by the Solicitor General of the United States in an amicus curiae brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in defense of the death penalty.
  • That stance, and Lincoln's election on such a platform, was featured among prominent Southerners' purported constitutional justifications for secession: the nation had just elected a lawless, anticonstitutional President who would invade the South's constitutional rights, as duly determined by the United States Supreme Court, with respect to slavery. Paulsen on Lincoln and Judicial Authority
  • GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: Well, it should almost have nothing to do -- the two are almost disrelated, because remember, in the United States Supreme Court, the question was whether the Florida Supreme Court went too far when it extended the time to certify the race in Florida. CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Election 2000: Florida Supreme Court Considers Future Action in Light of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling - December 4, 2000
  • On May 31st Chief Justice Fuller of the United States Supreme Court, upon application of the State, granted a writ of supersedeas commanding that the order of the lower court "be stayed and suspended, and that the properties of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company be left in the hands of its officers until the further order of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. The Life and Speeches of Charles Brantley Aycock
  • Although it is still possible that the Solicitor General and the Justice Department may now ask the United States Supreme Court to rehear their case, that is last recourse they have left.
  • Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court ruled that federal drug laws trump policies in ten states that permit medicinal marijuana use.
  • Even more striking is Novkov's treatment of the United States Supreme Court's opinion in Adkins v. Children's Hospital invalidating a minimum wage law for women.
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