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Supreme Court of the United States

Court NameSupreme Court of the United States
Imagesize180px
Established1789
CountryUnited States
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates 
TypePresidential nomination with Senate confirmation
AuthorityU.S. Constitution
TermsLife tenure
Positions9, by statute
ChiefjudgetitleChief Justice of the United States
ChiefjudgenameJohn G. Roberts
TermstartSeptember 29, 2005

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The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the United States. Informally referred to as the High Court or by the acronym SCOTUS, it has ultimate (but largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all state and federal courts, and original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. The Court, which meets in the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Once appointed, justices have life tenure unless they are removed after impeachment.

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On Fox News, Bill O'Reilly and Amanda Carpenter were more than happy to report on the new restrictions on YouTube, though without reporting on the the changes in profanity rules that are proving most controversial. Meanwhile, Fox Television, joined by other broadcast networks, is fighting all the way to the US Supreme Court to protect their right to broadcast profanity. The changes in YouTube policy I discuss in this video are detailed in the December 2, 2008, YouTube blog entry at www.youtube.com The short clip I used from "The O'Reilly Factor" was broadcast on Fox News on December 10, 2008. The oral argument in Fox Television v FCC in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals from which I took two short clips for my video was originally broadcast on C-SPAN on December 20, 2006 and is available in full on the C-SPAN video archive online at www.c-spanarchives.org
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In a ruling sometimes characterized as protecting "corporate free speech," the US Supreme Court held this month that "the Government may not suppress political speech on the basis of the speaker's corporate identity" in the case of Citizens United vs the Federal Elections Commission and my support for the free speech rights involved found me in some strange company while this landmark legal decision caused some other people to change their minds or to consider changing their policies, as I show in this video. You can find the full text of all the opinions in Citizens United vs the Federal Elections Commission online at www.supremecourtus.gov The clips I use in this video from ABC's "This Week" come from the program broadcast on January 24, 2010, and the full segment from which I took the clip of South Carolina's Republican Senator Jim Demint is available online at abcnews.go.com The clips I use in this video of Sam Donaldson and George Will are also from that broadcast of ABC's "This Week" and come from the full segment available online at abcnews.go.com The clip I use of "The Daily Show" comes from the January 25, 2010, segment available online at tinyurl.com The clips I use of Lawrence Lessig come from his YouTube video titled "Lessig on Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision: Change Congress Video" available on his ChangeYourCongress YouTube channel at www.youtube.com The clip I use of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address comes from the public domain <b>...</b>
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Whether you are against Prop 8 or for it, I respect you and your beliefs, but I think marriage is about TWO PEOPLE. As long as no one has to suffer for it then what does it matter? What do you guys think about Prop 8? Even if you're not from Cali? I realize we all have OPINIONS but I don't care to hear dumb аss, pointless, gаy bashing comments. Loca www.myspace.com Update: President Barack Obama is expected to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. Obama plans to announce his decision on Wednesday 17th June in the Oval Office, a White House official said Tuesday 16th June. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the president hadn't yet signed the presidential memorandum. Gay and lesbian activists had expected Obama to take action some time in June, which is gay pride month. Tags: USDCCAND The United States District Court for the Northern District of California littleloca stevie ryan prop 8 protests h8 California gаy marriage same sÐµÑ supreme court drama 26 may 2009 Rachel Maddow Senator Barbara Boxer Prop8 05/26/09 proposition renew approve pass revoke twitter #rejectprop8
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On 20 January 2009, President Barack Obama took the oath of office. Here are the previous 13 Presidents taking the famous oath. To watch the video which includes Obama, see: www.youtube.com "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God" *4 March 1933; Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Charles E. Hughes *12 April 1945; Vice-President Harry S. Truman; Cabinet Room, White House; Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone *20 January 1949; President Harry S. Truman; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Frederick M. Vinson *20 January 1953; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Frederick M. Vinson *20 January 1961; Senator John F. Kennedy; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Earl Warren *22 November 1963; Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson; Conference room on Air Force One, Love Field, Dallas, Texas; Judge Sarah T. Hughes *20 January 1969; Vice-President Richard M. Nixon; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Earl Warren *9 August 1974; Vice-President Gerald R. Ford; East Room, White House; Chief Justice Warren E. Burger *20 January 1977; Governor James E. Carter; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Warren E. Burger *20 January 1981; Governor Ronald W. Reagan; West Front, US Capitol; Chief Justice Warren E. Burger *20 January 1989; Vice <b>...</b>
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The current Constitution of the United States is the Perpetual Union's second. This video provides a brief history on the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, its collapse and the process utilized to call the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 to form a More Perfect Union. The 1787 President of the United States and his Congress, ultimately, were responsible for the passage of our current US Constitution as they called the convention and choose not to change a word of the New Plan For the Federal Government sending it along to the States. This President and his Congress also passed the Northwest Ordinance , on which Daniel Webster would later remark: "We are accustomed to praise lawgivers of antiquity ... but I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has produced the effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787" These two laws, the US Constitution and The Northwest Ordinance are the products of the what this historian considers to be the most important US Presidency and Congress in American History. Do you the Presidents name?
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United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8: Before [the President] enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." *4 March 1933; Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Charles E. Hughes *12 April 1945; Vice-President Harry S. Truman; Cabinet Room, White House; Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone *20 January 1949; President Harry S. Truman; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Frederick M. Vinson *20 January 1953; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Frederick M. Vinson *20 January 1961; Senator John F. Kennedy; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Earl Warren *22 November 1963; Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson; Conference room on Air Force One, Love Field, Dallas, Texas; Judge Sarah T. Hughes *20 January 1969; Vice-President Richard M. Nixon; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Earl Warren *9 August 1974; Vice-President Gerald R. Ford; East Room, White House; Chief Justice Warren E. Burger *20 January 1977; Governor James E. Carter; East Portico, US Capitol; Chief Justice Warren E. Burger *20 January 1981; Governor Ronald W. Reagan; West Front, US Capitol; Chief Justice Warren E. Burger *20 January 1989; Vice-President George HW Bush <b>...</b>
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Courtesy FedFlix, courts.gov Equal Justice Under Law Marbury v. Madison (1st in a 4 part series). Dramatizations of historic decisions from the courtroom of America's great Chief Justice, John Marshall. Who determines what the Constitution meansâwhat is and is not constitutional? In this 1803 case the Supreme Court established its responsibility to review the constitutionality of acts of Congress. President John Adams appointed Federalist William Marbury as justice of the peace, but failed to deliver Marbury's official commission before President Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans took over the administration. Marbury asked the Supreme Court to order Jefferson's Secretary of State, James Madison, to deliver the commission. Marbury's demand precipitated a confrontation between Chief Justice Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson. The Supreme Court held that it did not have jurisdiction and declared that the law permitting the Court to hear the case was unconstitutional.
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Starts at 1minute on GREAT NEWS get all the rest with below ALL PARTS IN PLAYLIST Restore America Plan www.youtube.com www.restoreamericaplan.net americandreampreservation.com restoreamericaplan.blogspot.com nesaranews.blogspot.com FIND ALOT MORE IN MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL COMMENTS from this time on and under my pic or RAP including this audios source THIS YOUTUBES ORIGINAL AUDIO SOURCE recordings.talkshoe.com FROM 3hrs 11mins WHERE THIS YOUTUBE SERIES STARTED to end THAT IS BACKED BY PENTAGON JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF (JCOS), PROVOST MARSHAL World Court International Court of Justice (ICJ) Official with unlimited cheques thus resources for enforcement as SYDRAH-Derek in Wndsor and I shared on Druanna's Sovereign Warriors www.talkshoe.com last talkshoe recordings.talkshoe.com from 1hr59mins. This is the article on the Provost Marshall i was talking about that shows the power of the Provost Marshall in arresting Bankers. Since i have learnt the arrest is on their BONDS not their physical selves as so many expected not in the know. Those in the Sovereign movement know this is a method of taking away their ability to do business forever if they are not bonded. Its like not being insured. If you are not insured you can't do business. Watch my playlist Tim Turner America Can Be Free to learn more also linked under my pic in my channel the sourced videos. Here is what i was talking about worldreports.org much more in link above these below are only the headlines ENTIRE CITIBANK BOARD <b>...</b>
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We've gone from Congress passing the health care bill to the President signing it into law - and now, the ACLJ is taking it to the courts, challenging its constitutionality. It will ultimately end up at the Supreme Court, where I've argued a number of cases. The ACLJ is already backing several states around the nation that have filed lawsuits, with more to come, and intends to file litigation of our own.
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Florida is ground zero in the nationwide battle to cartelize the interior design industry. www.ij.org A small group of well-funded industry insiders led by the American Society of Interior Designers has been relentless in its pursuit of ever more restrictive laws. Studies have shown that interior design regulations result in higher prices, less variety, and fewer employment opportunities, especially for minorities and older mid-career switchers. On May 26, 2009, the Institute for Justice joined with three interior designersâEva Locke, Pat Levenson and Barbara Gardnerâand the National Federation of Independent Business to file a lawsuit in federal court in Tallahassee challenging Floridas interior design law. The Institute for Justice is the nations leading legal advocacy group for economic libertyâthe right to earn an honest living free from excessive and arbitrary regulation. IJ has successfully challenged anti-competitive interior design laws across the country. Floridas suit promises to be the biggest fight yet in the battle against the interior design cartel, and may finally put an end to restrictive interior design laws nationwide. More on IJ's interior design cases: www.ij.org
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Current justices : Recess appointments
Name Born Appt. by Senate conf. vote Age at appt. First day /
Length of service
class="unsortable"Previous positions
January 27, 1955
(age  )
in Buffalo, New York
  78 � 22 50 September 29, 2005
 
Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (2003 � 2005); Private practice (1993 � 2003); Professor, Georgetown University Law Center (1992 � 2005); Principal Deputy Solicitor General (1989 � 1993); Private practice (1986 � 1989); Associate Counsel to the President (1982 � 1986); Special Assistant to the Attorney General (1981 � 1982)
March 11, 1936
(age  )
in Trenton, New Jersey
  98 � 0 50 September 26, 1986
 
Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1982 � 1986); Professor, University of Chicago Law School (1977 � 1982); Assistant Attorney General (1974 � 1977); Professor, University of Virginia School of Law (1967 � 1974); Private practice (1961 � 1967)
July 23, 1936
(age  )
in Sacramento, California
  97 � 0 51 February 18, 1988
 
Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1975 � 1988); Professor, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (1965 � 1988); Private practice (1963 � 1975)
June 23, 1948
(age  )
in Pin Point, Georgia
  52 � 48 43 October 23, 1991
 
Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1990 � 1991); Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1982 � 1990); legislative assistant for Missouri Senator John Danforth (1979 � 1981); employed by Monsanto Company Inc. (1977 � 1979); Assistant Attorney General in Missouri under State Attorney General John Danforth (1974 � 1977)
March 15, 1933
(age  )
in New York City
  96 � 3 60 August 10, 1993
 
Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1980 � 1993); General Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union (1973 � 1980); Professor, Columbia Law School (1972 � 1980); Professor, Rutgers University School of Law (1963 � 1972)
August 15, 1938
(age  )
in San Francisco, California
  87 � 9 56 August 3, 1994
 
Chief Judge, Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1990 � 1994); Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1980 � 1990); Professor, Harvard Law School (1967 � 1980)
April 1, 1950
(age  )
in Trenton, New Jersey
  58 � 42 55 January 31, 2006
 
Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1990 � 2006); Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law (1999 � 2004); U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey (1987 � 1990); Deputy Assistant Attorney General (1985 � 1987); Assistant to the Solicitor General (1981 � 1985); Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey (1977 � 1981)
June 25, 1954
(age  )
in New York City
  68 � 31 55 August 8, 2009
 
Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1998 � 2009); District Judge, District Court for the Southern District of New York (1992 � 1998); Private practice (1984 � 1991); Assistant District Attorney, New York County, New York (1979 � 1984)
April 28, 1960
(age  )
in New York City
  63 � 37 50 August 7, 2010
 
Solicitor General of the United States (2009 � 2010); Dean of Harvard Law School (2003 � 2009); Professor, Harvard Law School (2001 � 2003); Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School (1999 � 2001); Associate White House Counsel (1995 � 1999); Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council (1995 � 1999); Professor, University of Chicago Law School (1995); Associate Professor, University of Chicago Law School (1991 � 1995)

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