Supreme Court Sides with Walmart Essay

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Video Case Study: Court Systems and Jurisdiction—Supreme Court Sides with Walmart 1. This story is about the Supreme Court’s decision. What process did this case have to go through to get to the Supreme Court? The U.S. Constitution establishes the Supreme Court, which is authorized by it to hear original and appellate cases. Original cases are heard only by and are sent directly to the Supreme Court. Appellate cases are those cases which were heard by a lower court, decided on by the lower court, but an appeal was requested so the Supreme Court could hear it. That request is a writ of certiorari. The Supreme Court orders the lower court to send the case files for review. The Supreme Court usually does not hear appellate cases…show more content…
That ruling set precedent to deny all future class-action lawsuits against employers for discrimination. The occurring opinion I not legally binding and cannot be used as precedent when trying a case, it can however be used by lawyers to decide their path to how a case is viewed in court, and a judge just might see the reason and rule in their favor (Legal Dictionary, n.d.). One of the reasons why a dissenting opinion is made is so Congress can rethink the state of current law and modify it to benefit future litigants of the same reasons. Ginsburg wrote such a dissent in 2007. “The issue at hand was the time frame within which a woman had to bring a suit for pay discrimination based on gender. The law was written quite narrowly, stating that an individual had to bring suit within 180 days of the discrimination occurring. However, after the decision was handed down, Congress took up the challenge and changed the law so that this time frame was greatly extended” (American History, 2016). 3. What type of jurisdiction did the federal courts have in this case? Was it a federal question case or a diversity of citizenship case? Why? This case was one of federal jurisdiction. “Federal court jurisdiction is limited to the types of cases listed in the Constitution and specifically provided for by Congress… cases involving violations of the U.S. Constitution or federal laws” (Federal
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