United States Supreme Court


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Noun1.United States Supreme Court - the highest federal court in the United StatesUnited States Supreme Court - the highest federal court in the United States; has final appellate jurisdiction and has jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation
federal court - a court establish by the authority of a federal government
judicial branch - the branch of the United States government responsible for the administration of justice
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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At this reception we met many Americans, among them Justices Fuller and Harlan, of the United States Supreme Court. During our entire stay of a month in Paris, both the American Ambassador and his wife, as well as several other Americans, were very kind to us.
The most recent decision of the United States Supreme Court concerning the use of titles and the degree to which their use may be constitutionally protected is the Peel case,' decided by the Supreme Court earlier this year.
The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed the newspaper's subsequent appeal, and the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the case - for the time being.
[USA], Sep 26 ( ANI ): American director Mimi Leder's directorial based on the life of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will premiere at the opening night of the 32nd edition of the American Film Institute (AFI) Fest.
In that case, "the United States Supreme Court unequivocally repudiated the use of the contingency fee multiplier.
Our staff of paralegals and appellate consultants is renowned for its knowledge and familiarity with the rules and internal operating procedures within all State Courts, the thirteen Federal Circuit Courts and the United States Supreme Court.
Review was sought from the United States Supreme Court in an effort to reverse the Court's precedent on this matter or, alternatively, to invite recognition that monetary relief under ERISA is more widely available in suits against ERISA fiduciaries than against non-fiduciaries.
(4) At that time, I asked the Chief Justice about several very recent cases in which the United States Supreme Court had reversed decisions of the New York Court of Appeals.
The second volume of the "Women's Biography" series, Sandra Day O'Connor: Justice In The Balance is the remarkable true story of the first female United States Supreme Court justice.
The Louisiana resolution asserts that it supports the Constitution Restoration Act for the purpose of "protecting the ability of the people of Louisiana to display the Ten Commandments in public places, to express their faith in public, to retain God in the Pledge of Allegiance, to retain 'In God We Trust' as our national motto, and to use Article III, Section 2.2 of the United States Constitution to except these areas from the jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court."
In nominating Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court, President George Bush lauded him as a "scholarly, fair-minded and principled" judge who has "a deep understanding of the proper role of judges in our society.
According to a recent United States Supreme Court decision, the government's use of its authority to seize private land for private development is not unconstitutional so long as the government can establish that there is a "public purpose" to the proposed taking.

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