How to become a good justice, especially a Supreme Court Justice, whose decision can hugely affect the interpretation of constitution in the subsequent cases around the country. In Tinker v. Des Moines, justice Fortas provided a great example of how to become a good justice. The majority opinion in Tinker v. Des Moines makes a reasonable, coherent and solid argument, which is stronger than the dissent in the decision.
The current Supreme Court membership is comprised of nine Supreme Court Justices. One of which is the Chief Justice and the other eight are the Associate Justices. The Justices are Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., and Associate Justices: John Paul Stevens, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, David H. Souter, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.
The appointment and conformation to the Supreme Court has become on of the most sought after and most prestigious positions in the U.S. Government. In the past two hundred years the Supreme Court has changed in many different ways and with each decision affecting the delicate balance of the U.S. legal system the appointment of justices has become a very watched over subject. In all conformation and appointment to the Supreme Court there is politics involved but with each presiding president their agenda is focused towards appointing a justice that expresses their ideas on the court.
Mark J. Mcburney (Respondent) V. Nathaniel L Young, 569 US, 12–17. (2013) Argued February 20, 2013—Decided April 29, 2013 in United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
On June 28, 2013, appellee, Jennifer Brandeen, (“Mother”), was awarded an absolute divorce from appellant, David Brandeen, (“Father”) in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. The circuit court amended its judgment on November 6, 2013. Mother later appealed the circuit court’s decision to this court, where we affirmed the circuit court’s judgment except on a question relating to the court’s marital property award. Father, sought--and was granted--an en banc review of the circuit court’s judgment. After the en banc review, the circuit court’s judgment was affirmed.
Before we look into Justice Roberts, role and his argument we must first understand the basis of his argument. The Supreme Court of the United States made a decision determining that the U.S. Constitution requires states to license marriages between each and every same-sex couple. This decision clearly swept away state laws defining marriage as solely between a female and a male. This defining decision determined that the Court must now hold that states must recognize same-sex marriages. This decision on Obergefell is something that I agree with and respect the process of how they got there. The court believed that marriage is among the most intimate decision that an individual can make. Justice Kennedy wrote the 5-4 opinion. That being said,
Most likely not. The reasoning underlying the court’s choice in the case was, in part, that “the State’s prohibition of the labels does not materially advance its asserted pursuits in insulating youth from vulgarity and is not narrowly tailored to the pastime regarding children.”The court’s reasoning was supported in part through the truth that kids cannot purchase beer. If the label advertised toys, however, the court’s reasoning would possibly have been different.
SCOTUS never ruled on whether or not it was constitutional for Congress to give Virginia its portion of the District back. By the time, then it came into question, in 1876, the high court decided it was too late to weigh in — Virginia had “de facto” possession, and revisiting the matter would be too
It came as a shock to me. “Why must this country be so full of mindless, willfully ignorant hicks?!” I cried. This was my initial reaction when the fate of this nation was handed to the endlessly moronic and hypocritical business man turned politician, whose parents bestowed upon him the oh so eloquent name of Donald Trump. The grating voice of that rich boy neo fascist screeched out of the T.V. “--and will do to the best of my ability” read the chief justice John Roberts Jr.
SUVs and limousines arrived at the federal courthouse to a sea of reporters. Each family was escorted to the building with the help of Federal Marshals. The courtroom was blocked off for the general public and reporters. There was an outcry for information and their request for cameras was denied. Because both families had threatened a federal judge was cited, the media didn’t have a leg to stand on. However, to settle matters before they got out of hand, senators or their representatives were allowed to sit in the proceedings. Only one senator showed up. Things got started quickly once the judge sat down and struck his gavel three times.
Many people think that the only people that can make a decision for them through a court case is a regular judge, many people don’t realize that theres many cases that has been brought up all the way to the Supreme Court. The judges in the Supreme Court are the highest judges in United States, Basically whatever these judges say is what’s going to happen, they can speak something among each other and make a final decision as one. Not any person can just get the job as a Supreme Court judge, these judges are nominated by the President, and confirmed with the advice of consent from the senate. The cases and hearing go from 7 to 8000 a year. The Supreme Court goes way back to 1935, they were at many different places during the war. It was first made in the Old Senate Chamber from 1861 to 1935.
From this opportunity I hope to experience how the justices on the supreme court interact with each other when viewing each opponents argument. Equally, it will allow me to gain insight on what my peers are feeling around me. I equally want to create lasting relationships from my fellow members both on the council and in Associated students as a