The Supreme Court
Pamela A. Chandler
October 15, 2010
The laws of Congress and the Constitution or known as the Supreme Court has the final say of judging, in all law cases because it is the highest court.
The Supreme Court has a large role in the United States, (Scholastic, Inc., 1996-2010). The Constitution assigned the right and the power to check actions of all citizens including the president and Congress. The justice system has put up this action because it is the final stage of judging. The Supreme Court or the Constitution was developed in 1787. It is the highest court in our nation.
There was a great need for an independent Judiciary. This was created in the Constitution under Article III. The main function or purpose is to settle conflicts over legal rules and to issue decisions that either reaffirms or creates precedent, (Highbeam Research, Inc., 2010). In general, the Supreme Court is only for hearing appeals of legal issues.
The Supreme Court of the United States consists of the Chief Justice, along with eight Associate Justices. They are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The personnel of the Supreme Court are as follows:
* Justices – they are appointed by the Governor and they serve a twelve year term.
* Court Funding – This is operated by state funds.
* The Court’s Workload – Most of the filings were petition for review cases decided by the Court of Appeal.
* Court Administrator/Clerk – Is assigned by the court and is the court’s executive officer who is responsible for watching over the administration and the management of the courts no judicial functioning, being a supervisor and watching over the Clerk’s Office and the Calendar Coordination Office, (The ‘Lectric Law Library, 1995-2010).
* Calendar Coordination Office – This is supervised by the Calendar Coordinator who coordinated and speeds up the flow of internal documents. This Coordinator has...