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Marbury v Madison (1803)
SC first established its power of judicial review; found that the congresssional law extending the Court's original jurisdicition was unconstituional
jurisdiction of the courts that hear a case first.(courts determine the facts of a case under original juris)
power given to an appellate court to rewier and/or revise the decision of a lower court
presidents give selection of district court judges to the choice of senators of their own party who represent the state where the vacancy occurs
writ of certiorari
request for the court to order the records from a lower court in order to review the case
4th ranking member of the Department of Justice, responsible for handling all appeals to the SC
"Friend of the Court" ; a person may file briefs or appear to argue their interests orally befor the court
philosophy of judicial decision making that argues that courts should allow the decisions of other branches og gov to stand, even if it offends a judges own principles
judicial decision making that argues judges should use their power broadly to further justice
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