The Supreme Court And Judicial System Essay

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This paper points out the reasoning for why and how the Supreme Court and judicial system became what it is known for today. The Supreme Court was not always a perfect and well organized system. The court early beginnings started out after a decision at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 was establish. This decision called for a national supreme court. With the Judiciary Act of 1789 Congress made the US Supreme Court possible. One key person who had a role in developing the Supreme Court into a court of “judicial review” was the fourth Chief Justice, John Marshall. Today the judicial system is broken down into three levels; local, state, and federal. And within these levels are different levels of the court system that handle civil and criminal cases. Each level has a different role to play in the court system but, they all serve the same purpose. Keywords: judicial review Judicial Systems Research Paper The United States Supreme Court is well known to be the most powerful court in the nation. The Supreme Court has existed since the late 1700’s. During the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 many delegates believed that in order for federal laws to be enforce that there needed to be a supreme court. This court would not only enforce laws, but it would also settle confrontations between states and lower courts. During the convention a resolution was made that a “national judiciary be
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