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What is the US Supreme Court?

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2017-05-26 04:02:30

The US Supreme Court is the head of the Judicial branch of

government, and is the highest appellate court, for federal cases

and state cases that involve questions of federal or constitutional

law, in the United States. The Court also has original jurisdiction

over a restricted class of cases.

The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the US Constitution,

and has the authority of judicial review, which allows it to

nullify unconstitutional laws if they are legally challenged

and brought before the Court.


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