Researching a Supreme Court Justice – How They Work

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“How does the Supreme Court decide what cases to hear and what is the process they go through in hearing a case? This student centered activity requires learners to identify and analyze the process of how the Supreme Court accepts, hears and rules on cases using digital media from C-SPAN’s video library.”

granting certiorari, oral argument, Justices Conference, opinion writing

Suggested activity: Create an infographic of the process of How a Case Works its way through the Supreme Court.

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