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Supreme Court of the United States

Highest court in the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States of America. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases that involve a point of federal law, and original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, specifically "all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party". The Court holds the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution. It is also able to strike down presidential directives for violating either the Constitution or statutory law. However, it may act only within the context of a case in an area of law over which it has jurisdiction. The Court may decide cases having political overtones, but it has ruled that it does not have power to decide non-justiciable political questions.

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President Trump just officially tapped his pick for the next Supreme Court justice to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... and he unveiled his top choice as..
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The 48-year-old judge and former law professor from Indiana is a favourite of social conservatives.
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A stalwart conservative, Amy Coney Barrett would swing the highest US court further right.
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The 48-year-old judge and former law professor from Indiana is a favourite of social conservatives.
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The late Supreme Court justice's personal trainer pays his respects as she lies in state at the US Capitol.
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Thousands have already paid their respects as she lay in repose outside the Supreme Court this week.
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The president is heckled while paying his respects to the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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The company's oversight board - which can overrule Mark Zuckerberg - begins work in mid-October.
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The president also predicted the election result will be determined before the Supreme Court.
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Mourners are coming to pay their respects to the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last Friday.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in repose in the house where she left a remarkable imprint -- and the accolades were spectacular. RBG's casket was carried into the..
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Pete Buttigieg believes there may be immediate consequences for the LGBTQ community -- as well as people with preexisting conditions -- if President Trump..
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The US president bragged about appointing judges, audio reveals, talking to journalist Bob Woodward.
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Two conservative women are seen as frontrunners for the vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
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The frontrunner to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court -- if Donald Trump gets his way -- has all the signs of voting to repeal..
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Senate leader Mitch McConnell said he will push ahead within hours of Supreme Court justice's death.
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This court has been billed the most conservative in modern history. But does it vote that way?
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the backbone and soul of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court and an iconic American figure has died. Ruth died Friday from complications..
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US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies, aged 87, after suffering from pancreatic cancer
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