The authority of a court to review decisions made by lower courts
Presidential custom of submitting the names of prospective appointees for approval to senators from the states in which the appointees are to work.
Writ Of Certiorari
Order by the Supreme Court directing a lower court to send up the records of a case for review
Rule Of Four
Requirement that a case can only be heard by the Supreme Court if four justices vote to hear the case
Responsible for handling all appeals on behalf of the U.S govt. to the Supreme Court.
Amicus Curiae Brief
"Friend of the Court". Filed by an interest group or interested party to influence a Supreme Court decision.
"Let the decision stand". Vast majority of Supreme Court decisions are based on precedents established in earlier cases.
Philosophy that the Supreme Court should use precedent and the Framers' original intent to decide cases.
Philosophy that the Supreme Court must correct injustices when other branches of govt. or states refuse to do so.