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How Dangerous Are They: Supreme Court Justices in Their Own Words

This is intended to give both the Executive and Legislative Branches of the federal government a voice in the composition of the Supreme Court. The Constitution places the power to determine the number of Justices in the hands of Congress. The first Judiciary Act, passed in 1789, set the number of Justices at six, one Chief Justice and five Associates. Over the years Congress has passed various acts to change this number, fluctuating from a low of five to a high of ten. The Judiciary Act of 1869 fixed the number of Justices at nine and no subsequent change to the number of Justices has occurred.

This model focuses primarily on United States Supreme Court justices who, through a unique set of circumstances, lifetime tenure being one of the most important, are able to provide an extensive pool of data that assists social scientists dramatically in their efforts to explain how and why these justices behave the way that they do on the bench. This model focuses, more specifically, on judge’s ideological attitudes and social values to determine how they will decide the various cases that come before the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has a special role to play in the United States system of government. The Constitution gives it the power to check, if necessary, the actions of the President and Congress. It can tell a President that his actions are not allowed by the Constitution. It can tell Congress that a law it passed violated the . The justices may take several days to study a case. Then they meet around a large table in a locked and guarded room. From their table, they may occasionally look up to see a painting on the wall. It is a portrait of a man dressed in an old-fashioned, high-collared coat. The justices sat around the conference table in their locked room, trying to decide what to do about a man from Chicago named Terminiello. It seems that Mr. Terminiello had given a speech to an audience in a hall in Chicago, attacking all sorts of people.

So let’s hear the Supreme Court Justices, in their own words, explain how invasive the law really is. Here is how Justice Ginsburg, with an assist from ACLU deputy director Jameel Jaffer, explained how the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) gutted the traditional warrant requirements in FISA, along with the Fourth Amendment: JUSTICE GINSBURG: Mr. Jaffer, could you be clear on the expanded authority under the FAA? As I understood it, it's not like in, where a target was identified an. he court decided whether there was probable cause. Under this new statute, the Government doesn't say. We were pleased that these justices seem to see what damage the FAA did to the checks and balances of FISA and we’re hopeful that a majority will see past the government’s Catch-22 standing arguments and allow the statute’s constitutionality to be decided.

Since the Supreme Court is of the highest authorities of a nation, therefore highly competent, experienced and qualified people are needed to undertake the responsibilities of providing the most suitable decisions which the body for whom the decisions have been made would consider fair and just. The justice, can carry on with their profession as long as they do not opt for retirement.

The Supreme Court takes its powers from Article III of the Constitution. Article III, §1 provides that "the judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW - These words, written above the main entrance to the Supreme Court Building, express the ultimate responsibility of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court is the highest tribunal in the Nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States. They are entitled to a little representation, aren't they, and a little chance? We can't have all Brandeises and Cardozos and Frankfurters and stuff like that there. Few would deny that the political values of justices, as well as theories of constitutional interpretation, play a role in their decisions in specific cases.

Find out who selects Supreme Court justices, as well as the methods used to confirm them to the United States Supreme Court. The president nominates an individual to the Supreme Court when an opening occurs. Typically, the president picks someone from their own party. The president usually picks someone who agrees with their judicial philosophy of either judicial restraint or judicial activism.

Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes was traveling by train to Washington, . one morning nearly a century ago when a conductor asked for his ticket. There is no standard profile for the selection of great justices. However, close examination of the records of the 111 justices who have served on the Court reveals that a select few managed to see a legal horizon far beyond the view of their contemporaries, often espousing views that would not reflect majoritarian values for decades. The nine justices featured on the pages that follow all exhibited an ability to rise above conventional thinking and prejudices and epitomize what constitutes the right stuff on the Supreme Court. A hush falls upon us even now as we listen to his words, Justice Benjamin Cardozo wrote more than two centuries later. Despite such praise, Marshall has an obvious advantage.

Their claim is based on more than 3,000 hours of audio recordings of Supreme Court oral arguments between 1982 and 2014, encompassing 146,335 statements by 18 justices. Using speech-analysis software, Ms Sen and Messrs Dietrich and Enos analysed the ups and downs of justices’ voices and looked for pitch discrepancies between utterances to the opposing sides’ lawyers. Their hunch, before crunching the numbers, was that a justice who is more emotionally activated when speaking towards an attorney will be more likely to vote against that attorney. That’s just what the study found. Ms Sen and her colleagues emphasise that the words justices say are not the only indicator of how they might vote; inarticulate and implicit signals are important clues as well.

Educator TalksLearn how educators in your school can give their own TED-style talks. NominateNominate educators or animators to work with TED-Ed. And there’s only one way to be hired: get appointed to the US Supreme Court. But how do US Supreme Court Justices actually get that honor? Peter Paccone outlines the difficult process of getting a seat on the highest bench in the country. TED-Ed Animation lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here . Meet The Creators.