The Supreme Court Essay

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The foundation of the Supreme Court began with the earliest articles of the constitution. More specifically, Section II of Article III dictated that “The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority…”(National Archives). This language laid out the legal precedent for which the Supreme Court could be built. Due to the intentionally vague nature, the founding fathers intended for the first Congressional Contingent to build the workings of the court. Inspirations for such a Federal legal system arose from several sources. Chiefly among these sources was British Common Law and the Magna Carta. The first Congress built the Supreme Court in its original form of six judges, and from there, the court evolved in the early 19th century and exerted its influence on the development of the United States of America. The founding fathers who helped to develop the rationale of the Constitution outlined the section on the Supreme Court with a certain sense of delicacy. In this way, the language they used didn’t developed a framework for the Supreme Court. There were several reasons for this tepid action. Firstly, the concept of an independent non-partisan judiciary system, in the mind of the American citizenry, was too reminiscent of British Royal Rule. The United States was fresh off an intellectual and physical battle with a perceived

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