All About the U.S. Supreme Court by SchwartzD

Champion(s):

LuceroM
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Runner(s)-Up:

RobinJRichards
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Quiz Description

With all the focus on the high court, here are some questions to test that knowledge

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Questions:

In 1865, HOW MANY Supreme Court justices were authorized to serve on the court?

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Ten

WHAT 1803 LANDMARK CASE held that judicial review -- that is the power of the court to declare a legislative action unconstitutional -- was part of the Supreme Court's power? (edited at 2:28 pm, February 15, 2016 (EST))

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Marbury v. Madison

For over 200 years, the marshal of the court has called out the same call to order, that begins with WHAT THRICE-UTTERED WORD, which descends from the Anglo-Norman term for “hear ye.”

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Oyez

Only two Supreme Court justices have ever appeared on U.S. currency, although neither bill is in circulation today. NAME ONE of the two justices to get such an honor.

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Salmon P. Chase or John Marshall

Traditionally, 20 of WHAT PARTICULAR ITEM are placed at the four counsel tables at the front of courtroom and become souvenirs for the counsel arguing the case. Be specific.

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White Quill Pens

In 1968, WHO WAS nominated by President Johnson to serve as Chief Justice, but never served in that role due to a Senate filibuster?

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Abe Fortas

In 2013, the SCOTUSBlog became the first blog to ever win WHAT AWARD, for excellence in electronic media covering the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Peabody

WHAT IS THE PHRASE/NAME given to what was perceived as the sudden jurisdictional shift by Associate Justice Owen Roberts in the West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish case? The majority opinion was seen a a move to avoid President Franklin Roosevelt's "court-packing" plan.

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The switch in time that saved nine

From 1889 to 1952, the Supreme Court had six Chief Justices. NAME ANY THREE who served during that time frame.

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Melville Fuller, Edward White, William Taft, Charles Hughes, Harlan Stone, Frederick Vinson

In addition to serving on the Supreme Court, each justice is allotted a particular Circuit Court of Appeal. WHICH CURRENT U.S. Supreme Court justice is allotted the Second Circuit, which covers New York?

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In 1964, WHAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICE is credited with writing the following in his opinion describing hard-core pornography? "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it."

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Potter Stewart

The western, or front facade of the current U.S. Supreme Court building which faces the Capitol building, bears WHAT INSCRIPTION?

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Equal Justice Under Law