At his Wednesday press conference, Donald Trump confirmed that his first Supreme Court nominee will be announced about two weeks after his inauguration on January 20, setting the stage for likely confirmation hearings starting in March.
About the Supreme Court
The United States Supreme Court is the highest court of the judicial branch of government—its duty is to interpret the law. Since 1803, the Supreme Court has been understood to have the power to declare national, state, and local laws unconstitutional. Article III of the Constitution defines the Supreme Court and which cases it can hear, and how other federal courts are established.
Few historic Supreme Court decisions generate an animated discussion among legal scholars than a 1905 Court decision about bakeries. That’s why Justice Stephen Breyer’s use of the “L-R” word in Tuesday’s court arguments was seen as a noteworthy sign for the case.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a significant case about the level of education support disabled children must receive in the public school system.
If you pay a different price for a haircut using a credit card rather than cash, what is that price called? It may seem like splitting hairs, but it’s an important free speech matter in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
With a new administration taking over in Washington, all eyes will be on the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice. In historical terms, how unique is the nomination a new Justice mid-term as a new President takes office?