Results for: Supreme-court-of-the-united-states

Do any of the 50 states have state supreme courts?

Yes, each of the 50 states has its own supreme court (or the equivalent), which is the highest appellate court in the state judiciary. At least one state, Texas, has both a Su (MORE)

Did John Marshall serve as both President of the United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?

No. The only person in history to have accomplished that feat was William Howard Taft, who was President from 1909-1913 and Chief Justice from 1921-1930. John Marshall highe (MORE)

Who argues for the United States before the Supreme Court?

When the United States is party to a case in the Supreme Court, it is represented by the office of the US Solicitor General. The Solicitor General's office is under the US Att (MORE)

What's the difference between the US Supreme Court and a state Supreme Court?

Answer   The Supreme Court of the United States interprets and rules on the Constitution of the United States, and its decisions affect the entire country.   A state S (MORE)

Who selects the state supreme court judges?

Each state sets its own policy about selection of justices for its supreme court. Some follow the US example, with the governor nominating candidates and the state legislature (MORE)

What authority does the supreme court have over states?

The supreme court is the court of last resort in the federal legal system and federal courts can overrule state courts. The Supreme Courts also settles disputes between stat (MORE)

Who is the current chief justice of the United States Supreme court?

Chief Justice of the United States is John Glover Roberts, Jr.    Former President George W. Bush nominated Roberts as Chief Justice  of the United States, to succeed th (MORE)

What is the main function of the state Supreme Court?

The United States has a dual court system. The federal courts handle cases that arise under the US Constitution, federal law and US treaties; the state courts handle cases tha (MORE)

Can a state superior court set a precedent for a state supreme court?

No. Precedents are set from the top down; a lower court can't set a precedent for a higher court. Lower court decisions may be cited as persuasive authority, however, and may (MORE)