This essay focuses on Supreme court. Chapter 13 of the textbook includes “Nineteen Cases You Should Know” pages 457 – 465. Students are expected to select a case and write a brief essay that includes the following:
Chapter 13 of the textbook includes “Nineteen Cases You Should Know” pages 457 – 465.
Students are expect to select a case and write a brief essay that includes the following:
Firstly, Description of the case.
Secondly, Who was involved?
Thirdly, Why was the issue important?
In addition, What was the historical context?
Moreover, What was the ruling? (Who did the judges rule in favor of?)
Further, What were the lasting consequences?
In other words, how has America been impact by this ruling?
The paper must include appropriate citations with a full bibliographic reference ( MLA format). Do not use wikipedia.
The Supreme Court has both original and appellate jurisdiction, as well as the jurisdiction to give advisory opinions. The Court has exclusive original jurisdiction to hear and determine disputes relating to the elections to the office of president arising under Article 140 of the Constitution. It has appellate jurisdiction to hear and determine appeals from the Court of Appeal and any other court or tribunal as prescribed by national legislation.
Appeals can only be as a matter of right, where the case involves interpretation or application of the Constitution or a matter certified by the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal as one that involves a matter of general public importance. The Supreme Court may review a certification by the Court of Appeal and either affirm, vary or overturn it.
The Supreme Court has the jurisdiction to render advisory opinion at the request of the National Government, any state organ, or any county government with respect to any matter concerning County Governments. It can also determine the validity of a declaration of a state of emergency, an extension of such a declaration, or any legislation enacted in consequence of a declaration of a state of emergency.