“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.“
The United States Supreme Court was established in 1789 grounded on the legitimacy provided by this section of the Article III of the United States Constitution. Section 2 of the Article III of the US Constitution enumerates the legal matters that the Court has original jurisdiction on. More importantly, pursuant to the Judiciary Act of 1789, the Court possesses an ultimate appellate jurisdiction over cases concerning federal law. Thus, the Supreme Court of the United States serves as the federal court at the highest level of the judiciary system. The Court consists of a Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices. The power to nominate candidates for these positions remains on the President of the United States and the appointments are made by and with the consent and advice of the Senate. From its foundation in 1789, the Supreme Court has delivered judgments that shaped the course of history. Today, the Court still stands as the protector and the interpreter of the US Constitution and a legislative body that provides the international community with landmark decisions.
The Supreme Court of the United States of America is suitable for participants who are studying law. For inquiries, participants can contact the Responsible Under-Secretary-General Ms. Defne Şahin via firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Hustler Magazine v. Falwell (1988)
–United States v. Seeger (1965)
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