The task this week is to discuss how the Supreme Court determines which cases to hear, which cases not to take, and why. Select a recent Supreme Court case from “Opinions of the Court” on the Supreme Court website http://www.supremecourt.gov/, and explain why the Supreme Court accepted it for adjudication. In other words, explain the reason why the Supreme Court most likely accepted the case. (Don’t get sidetracked into the details or personal opinions of the case).
To assist in this assignment, please view the PowerPoint Presentation on the Supreme Court Process.
Post by 11:55 pm Eastern Time on Friday, and provide substantive replies to your classmates by 11:55 pm Eastern Time on Sunday. Forum responses should be 300-500 words. Replies should be 150+ words.
A 300-word post and 150-word replies are the minimum requirements to earn a grade of a “C” or higher, but they will not automatically result in an “A” for a grade. Review the rubric that’s linked below for grading criteria before posting.
Please be sure that you have completed and proofread your work before posting it. You will not be able to delete or edit your work once you’ve submitted it, similar to the way exams and papers will not be returned for corrections after they have been submitted.
PLEASE refer to the forum Rubric when writing this Forum. I have attached the textbook so you can use it as a reference / works cited. American Government: Chapters 4-5, 13 are what is discussed this week.
- American Government by Krutz and Waskiewicz https://openstax.org/details/books/american-government-2e