South Wk 5 Presidential Appointments to US Supreme Court to Judicial Philosophy Debate

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 The debate topic will be centered on the content for this week but will include current issues that are happening in politics and government. It is essential to follow the debate guidelines set up in Week 1 and participate fully in the debate process. Remember debating is not about who is right or wrong, but who can express their ideas in a professional manner using current evidence and a thorough understanding of the issue.

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The Supreme Court often makes final judgments on a wide variety of cases.How does their decision affect the legislative review of the law or statute that was involved in the final decision? Discuss some of the ramifications of this decision based on other social issues occurring at the time.

Presidential appointments to the United States Supreme Court impact the judicial philosophy of that body and the outcome of rulings. The first female member of the Court was Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Conner (1981–2006), followed by Ruth B. Ginsburg (1993), Sonia Sotomayor (2009), and Elena Kagan (2010). What impact will these appointments have on the judicial philosophy of the Roberts Court?

  • Examples of interactions between the legislative and judicial branches of government—how did these interactions take place? Were they mandated in some way? Was there some other outside influence?

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The Impact of The Presidential Appointments to The United States Supreme Court to
Judicial Philosophy
The United States Supreme Court is an essential entity in the United States judicial system.
The ‘Supreme Court’ is an appellate court at the apex of the United States’ judicial (McKeever,
2020). The court has the power to overturn and review decisions made in the country by the lower
courts. The president appoints the critical members of this honorable court to disseminate their
duties. Arguably, such an appointment can directly impact the judicial philosophy of the system
and the outcome of the rulings in many various ways. The judicial philosophy of the Roberts courts
is centered on serving justice to all matters presented to them.
Chief Justice John Roberts made a significant contribution to the making of these courts.
Originalism, fundamentalism, and perfectionism are the judicial philosophy traits commonly
employed by the chief justice in making significant rulings and decisions. The Supreme Co...

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