POL 358 Deciding What to Decide AUDIO (Part II)

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Part two of the audio PowerPoint Lecture on Deciding What to Decide -- POL 358 American Judicial Process

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Deciding What to Decide (Part II):

Deciding What to Decide (Part II) To proceed with the audio, please continue to the next slide…

The Court In Session I:

The Court In Session I Annual Term – first Monday in October Special Sessions Ex parte Quirin (1942) Rosenberg v. United States (1953) Cooper v. Aaron (1958) O’Brien v. Brown (1972) Also United States v. Nixon (1974) Opening Day Argument Days

The Court in Session II:

The Court in Session II Conference Days Secrecy Quorum Junior Associate Procedure Orders List Decision Days – Tuesday or Wednesday Certs and order Judgments Orally Presented

Argument Schedules:

Argument Schedules Clerk of Court Role Oral Arguments for the Justices Time Limits Recording the Argument Justices’ Questions Williams Suter

Assignment of Opinions:

Assignment of Opinions Typically Concurring & Dissenting Opinions Writing Proficiency Use of Clerks Unanimity & Dissent The Great Dissenters

Overarching Traditions of the Court I:

Overarching Traditions of the Court I Secrecy Personal Papers Justice Blackmun Courtesy Handshake Brothers & Sisters Courtesy at times break down Powell & Scalia on Modern Court

Overarching Traditions of the Court II:

Overarching Traditions of the Court II Seniority Seating (see next slide) Office Space Justice Ginsburg breaks w/ tradition Continuity 108 seated 15 years average Justice Douglas, Justice Stevens Justice Black, Justice Field Chief Justice Rehnquist

Seating on the Supreme Court:

Seating on the Supreme Court

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