The word "State" describes sometimes a people or community of individuals united more or less closely in political relations, inhabiting temporarily or permanently the same country; often it denotes only the country, or territorial region, inhabited by such a community; not unfrequently, it is applied to the government under which the people live; at other times, it represents the combined idea of people, territory, and government.
From The Role of the Supreme Court Why it was created, the power it holds in our government, and how justices make their often difficult decisions Grades 3—5, 6—8, 9—12 From The Supreme Court has a special role to play in the United States system of government.
The Constitution gives it the power to check, if necessary, the actions of the President and Congress. It can tell a President that his actions are not allowed by the Constitution. It can tell Congress that a law it passed violated the U. Constitution and is, therefore, no longer a law.
It can also tell the government of a state that one of its laws breaks a rule in the Constitution. The Supreme Court, however, is far from all-powerful.
Its power is limited by the other two branches of government. The President nominates justices to the court. The Senate must vote its approval of the nominations.
The whole Congress also has great power over the lower courts in the federal system. District and appeals courts are created by acts of Congress. These courts may be abolished if Congress wishes it.
The Supreme Court is like a referee on a football field. The Congress, the President, the state police, and other government officials are the players. Some can pass laws, and others can enforce laws. But all exercise power within certain boundaries. These boundaries are set by the Constitution.
As the "referee" in the U. Here the nine justices receive approximately 7, to 8, requests for hearings each year.
Of these the Court will agree to hear fewer than If the Court decides not to hear the case, the ruling of the lower court stands. Those cases which they agree to hear are given a date for argument.
On the morning of that day, the lawyers and spectators enter a large courtroom. When an officer of the Court bangs his gavel, the people in the courtroom stand.
The nine justices walk through a red curtain and stand beside nine tall, black-leather chairs. The Chief Justices takes the middle and tallest chair. It's an old Court expression meaning hear ye. The lawyers step forward and explain their case. The justices listen from their high seats and often interrupt to ask the lawyers questions.
Several cases may be argued in one day. Finally, in the late afternoon, the Chief Justice bangs his or her gavel, rises, and leads the other justices through the red curtain out of the courtroom. The justices may take several days to study a case.
Then they meet around a large table in a locked and guarded room. From their table, they may occasionally look up to see a painting on the wall. It is a portrait of a man dressed in an old-fashioned, high-collared coat.
More than anyone else, he helped the Supreme Court develop its power and importance.
The Constitution did not clearly give the Court power to judge laws passed by Congress. Therefore, the Court wasn't even sure it had this power.
But Marshall made a daring move. In a famous court case inMarbury v. Madison, he wrote the Court's opinion, which declared a law passed by Congress to be unconstitutional.
This decision gave the Supreme Court its power of judicial review. Ever since, the highest court has used the power to review the nation's laws and judge whether they were allowed under the Constitution. It has also reviewed the actions of the President.TOP.
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The Supreme Court is the place where the most important decisions of the country, the decision maker for the congress, and very importantly our constitution.