Did the supreme court agree with the Louisiana purchase?
The Louisiana purchase, which bought all the territory from Mississippi to the Rockies from France for $15 million was agreed on by all parties. The supreme court, senate and the President were all behind it.
Did the Louisiana Supreme Court rule on the constitutionality of Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage?
The building was built for the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1910. It began falling into disrepair due to lack of maintainence, and in 1957 it was sold to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Supreme Court rented a "temporary space" in the CBD. Wildlife and Fisheries occupied the building until 1981, when the city bought it back from them. In 1991 a firm was hired to renovate the building, and in 2004 the…
The appeals system is a little complicated, but essentially: the person who has received the death penalty would need to appeal to the Supreme Court and then the Supreme Court would have to grant a writ of certiorari. The "complicated" part comes from the fact that it would have been appealed to lower courts (the state Supreme Court, or a Circuit Court of Appeals) before the US Supreme Court would agree to hear the appeal.
Chief Justice Edward Douglas White presided over the US Supreme Court from 1910 until 1921, after serving as an Associate Justice from 1894 until 1910. Prior to being nominated to the Supreme Court, White served as Louisiana State Senator from 1891-1894. He also served one year on the Louisiana Supreme Court, from 1879-1880.
Currently, there are nine Supreme Court justices on the United States Supreme Court. The number of justices is set by Congress and has varied from five to 10. There have been nine justices since 1869. In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt attempted to add six more justices to the Supreme Court. He felt the court was obstructing much of his New Deal policies and adding more members who would agree with his views would help. This was…
There is usually a "stay" on the lower court order, preventing any action from being taken until the US Supreme Court rules. If the case has simply been petitioned to the Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari, and has not (yet) been accepted for review, the lower court must agree to the stay, or the US Supreme Court must override their refusal and grant an emergency order.
There are various steps that lead to a Supreme Court hearing. First of all, the case begins in the lower courts. If unhappy with the decision reached in this court, the case can be appealed before US Court of Appeals. If this doesn't go well, the defendant can request a rehearing or petition the Supreme Court. A petition of certiorari has to be filed, this will ask the Supreme Court to hear the case. At…
The Rule of Four means four of the nine justices must agree to hear a case in order for it to be accepted on appeal. If four or more justices think the case is worth the Court's time, then the Supreme Court will issue a writ of certiorari to the lower court ordering them to send the case files to the Supreme Court, and the case will be placed on the docket.