Chapter 12: Supreme Court
"Exploring the Supreme Court"
In this chapter you learned about how the Supreme Court selects,
hears, and decides cases; how the Court shapes public policy;
and the forces that influence the Court's decisions. In this
activity you will take a closer look at the inner workings
of the Supreme Court and examine the impact its decisions
have on society today.
Destination Title: Supreme
Court of the United States
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Start at the Supreme Court of the United States Web site.
- Under the heading About the
Supreme Court, click on the following five links presented
on the page: A Brief Overview of the Supreme Court,
The Court and Constitutional Interpretation, The
Court as an Institution, The Court and Its Traditions,
and The Court and Its Procedures.
- Read through the material, taking
notes as you go.
After you have read through the
information, answer the following questions.