Landmark Decisions Of The Supreme Court

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AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HONORS RESEARCH PROJECT Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court Your Quarter II project will involve research on a landmark Supreme Court decision. Your paper should include internal citations and a formal bibliography. At least one of your sources needs to be non-Internet. Note: If you fail to do parenthetical citations in your paper, you will receive an automatic “F” on your paper. The paper should be double spaced, 10 or 12 point, and follow the format found in the Media Handbook. It should be between 2000 – 2500 words in length (approximately 6-8 pages). In addition, you will be required to submit your paper electronically via turnitin.com . When the Supreme Court is deciding whether to hear a case or not, there are many things that it takes into account. First off, if the Case will resolve a conflict of law, then the case will be heard. A conflict of law is basically when the state supreme courts and federal circuits reach different conclusions about an issue of federal or constitutional law, and when that happens the supreme court can resolve the conflict of law by deciding the law. Second, The Supreme Court will consider hearing a case that they deem important or that they say has high significance. Some of these important cases consist of U.S. v Nixon, which was about the Watergate tapes, Bush v. Gore, which was about the insanely close election in 2000 and also Roe. v. Wade, which concerned
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