Were the issues before the Supreme Court were culture war issues in the last part of the 20th century?
Culture wars concerns conflicts between traditional and conservative values and progressive and liberal values. Some of the issues presented where the following: abortion, privacy, censorship, separations of the state and church, gun laws, immigration, drugs on many fronts, gay right and marriage to name a few. A great book by James Hunter which is titled "Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America dives in the topics throughly.
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The last papal bull authorizing an inquisition was issued during the 15th century. Among other things, three English coins, the angel (gold, 80 pence), the noble (silver, 80 p…ence) and the rose noble or ryal (gold, 10 shillings) were last issued in the 15th century. We could probably produce a long list.
At what point in history? The US Supreme Court has changed its stance on labor laws and workplace protection a number of times.
Yes, look for a SCOTUS ruling on the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 and section 3 of DOMA likely to come in June 2013.
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No. Only the President of the United States, or the Vice-President, if the President is incapacitated, has the Constitutional authority to issue "executive orders." The Presid…ent is the head of the Executive branch of government.
The US Supreme Court primarily hears appeals of cases involving questions of constitutional law. For more information, see Related Questions, below.
The Supreme Court of the United States decides the constitutionality (whether it follows the Constitution) of any law that is part of a case being reviewed under their appella…te jurisdiction. The decision of the Supreme Court is final.
The US Supreme Court releases opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and on the third Monday of each sitting. The public is usually alerted a few days prior to an opinion… being released, but the specific case name and docket number are kept secret until the formal announcement. This practice may begin as early as October of the new Term and typically ends in late June or early July of the following year.
That's a difficult question to answer because Kagan has no record of jurisprudence and last appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee when nominated as US Solicitor Gener…al, a position advocating the interests of the United States. In her confirmation hearings Kagan successfully convinced the Senate she would support the government's position on any given case regardless of her personal beliefs about the issue being tried. As nominee for the US Supreme Court, Kagan espouses a constitutional interpretation that respects precedents and opposes judicial activism as a means of promoting social justice. Some progressives are concerned that her beliefs are much more conservative than Justice Stevens' and that she will tilt the court farther to the right. Others cite her intellectual brilliance and strong record of consensus-building, which includes successfully reaching out to conservatives and resolving ideological conflicts. According to bits and pieces gleaned from various relatively centrist sources, Kagan's stand on some of the issues are purportedly as follows: . Objects to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy . As dean of Harvard Law School, attempted to have military recruiters banned from Harvard campus. . Supported "battlefield law," which would allow indefinite detention of terrorism suspects without benefit of trial . Believes the death penalty is constitutional . Disagrees with the use of judicial activism to create a more just society . On the few occasions she's discussed it, has supported the expansion of Executive (Presidential) power; however, NPR claims evidence suggests she is more opposed to enhanced Executive power than given credit for . During the Solicitor General confirmation process, answered a written question from the Senate Judiciary committee, "There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage." . In 1997, urged Clinton to ban late term abortions Kagan has shown restraint in expressing personal opinions and has performed competently as Solicitor General, but her lack of judicial experience leaves many questions unanswered.
When the justices are sitting, opinions are usually released on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and on the third Monday of each session (no arguments are heard that day). In M…ay and June, when the Court has finished hearing oral arguments for the Term, opinions are often released only once a week, usually on Monday, unless Monday is a holiday.
The Supreme Court generally responds to press confidentiality issues by deferring or deflecting them. In most cases, the Supreme Court does not want to respond to issues of pr…ess confidentiality.
The US Supreme Court only reviews state laws that are relevant to a case before the court if it conflicts with federal law or infringes rights protected by the Constitution. T…he primary considerations for using judicial nullification to overturn state laws would be: . if they infringe individual liberties protected by the Bill of Rights; . if they conflict with a federal law or treaty; or . if they usurp a power reserved for a branch of the federal government. The court may also interpret and apply a state law without exercising judicial review, if the statute is part of a case raising a federal question on another matter. The federal courts have authority to hear cases or appeals under concurrent jurisdiction, or when the case involves both federal and state laws.
In Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest
One social issue that caused civil unrest in American in the lastpart of the 20th century was the right for blacks to attend thesame schools as whites. There was a civil right…s movement, afeminist movement, and those who protested the war in Vietnam.
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When a Supreme Court "dissents" it is disagreeing with the majority opinion.
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The US Supreme Court traditionally issues a writ of certiorari , an order to the lower court to send the records for the case under review. Although the Court still grants an…d denies certiorari , they seldom issue an actual court order for records anymore; this function is now handled administratively by the Clerk of Court.
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the number of justices on the court has been increased by congress
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The paper that is issued to a lower court when the Supreme Courtagrees to review a case is called a Writ of Certioari. This paperis in essence, a demand by the Supreme Court t…o a lower court tosend documents regarding a case they are planning to review.