Questions tagged [supreme-court]

In most instances is the highest court in a country and isn't always called as such - for example, the High Court of Australia. If the country has multiple supreme courts, specify which one in your question. Please also tag questions with the relevant country.

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Contesting the Race: Would the U.S. Supreme Court Intervene?

After reading commentary on the implausibility of rendering a U.S. presidential election void (and the post, Is it possible to rig the American presidential elections?), I have a question. Considering ...
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Could the Senate confirm a new Supreme Court Justice without holding any hearings? [duplicate]

Right now there is a scramble in the Senate to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice before the election takes place. But given that the Senate is controlled by the Republican party, is anything ...
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Are there any publicly known plans on a lame-duck Senate SCOTUS confirmation vote be held in order to satisfy senators conditions?

Four Republican senators have said that they would not vote on a justice before the election. I am wondering about circumventing the risk of the senators following through on that by holding the vote ...
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Can Supreme Court justice appointment be delayed until after elections?

Can the House delay a Supreme Court justice appointment until after the general elections?
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What incentive would the House or Senate have to ever adjourn if NRLB v. Canning is upheld?

So, NRLB v. Canning is on the docket, and it raises an interesting question. If the President has the power of recess appointments, but the Senate never adjourns, it effectively kills that power. The ...
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What would be the benefit to have more Supreme Court Justices? [closed]

One thing Joe Biden has mentioned was adding more seat to the Supreme Court. Why would he suggest this? How would it benefit the Court? Originally in 1789, there were six total justices (one Chief ...
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What did US Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch study as an undergraduate at Columbia University? [closed]

Wikipedia restates Gorsuch graduated from the Georgetown Preparatory School and received a B.A. from Columbia University. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and D.Phil. in Jurisprudence ...
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In cases such as Tinker v. Des Moines, what did the plaintiffs sue the government for?

I was reading about the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District case, and noticed that it (as do many cases) began with a lawsuit, with the Tinker family suing the government. ...
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Supreme Court nominee senate confirmation hearing purpose [closed]

What is the purpose of senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees?
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Can the Supreme Court define what civil liberties Americans enjoy?

Can the Supreme Court define what civil liberties Americans enjoy? Or, the Court can use the rulings only against infringing of civil right (which are different from civil liberties)?
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Isn’t having unequal numbers of Senators in each class unconstitutional?

The Constitution says that Senators shall be divided equally as may be into three Classes So wouldn’t the current Class 3 consisting of 34 members while Class 1 and Class 2 only having 33 members be ...
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What gives the Supreme Court the authority to restrict free speech? [closed]

I am confused as to how they can prevent certain kinds of speech from being used. Doesn't the Constitution say it can't be limited?
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What checks and balances are there to stop the Supreme Court from grossly misinterpreting the constitution?

If the Supreme Court were to rule that they have the power to impeach and convict the president because they are supposed to make sure the constitution is not violated or ruling that the first ...
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Is Israel prejudiced against Jews that are atheists?

From this answer, (emphasis added by me) Whether a Jew can cease being Jewish is a controversial topic. In the eyes of the Israeli state it is possible, but probably requires a religious conversion. ...
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What does Amy Coney Barrett have to do with abortion, healthcare, etc?

Barrett Avoids Slips as Democrats Press on Abortion, Health Care Democrats grilled U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for hours about abortion rights, health-care law, guns and election ...

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