POLI 4021 Mid term LSU-Process of getting to the supreme court
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Writ of certiorari
1st step in appealing to the supreme Court
A document containing the legal written arguements in a case filed with a court by a party prior to a hearing or trail
- *friend of the court
- briefs submited by interseted parties of the dispute
Rule of four
At least 4 justices must agree to hear a case before certiorari is grantsed
both side tyically have 30 mins to present their case.
- Justices meet in private to discuss the case and vote on the outcome
- The party with vote wins
when the US supreme court upholds the lower courts ruleing
when the courtoverturns the lower courts decision
when the supremem court sends the case back down to the lower court for a rehearing
after the confrenece vote, the cheif justice or the most senior justice in the majority determines the majority opinion writer
The written opinion of the majority of the judges expressing the outcome of the case and the legal reasoning
Written opinion in non-unaniomus cases by judges that agrees with the outcome but not the reasonings
written opinion in non-unanimios cases by judges disagreeing with the majority opinion
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