What are some recent Supreme Court cases?

FAQ
Here are 45 of the most important cases the Supreme Court has ever decided.

  • Marbury v. Madison (1803)
  • Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
  • Worcester v. Georgia (1832)
  • Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge (1837)
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
  • Munn v. Illinois (1877)
  • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
  • Lochner v. New York (1905)
  • Consequently, what are Supreme Court cases?

    Article III, Section II of the Constitution establishes the jurisdiction (legal ability to hear a case) of the Supreme Court. The Court has original jurisdiction (a case is tried before the Court) over certain cases, e.g., suits between two or more states and/or cases involving ambassadors and other public ministers.

    Similarly, how do I look up a Supreme Court case?

    The only way to visit the courtroom is by attending a docent lecture or attending a case. You can read about attending a case below but if you are visiting on a day that the court is not hearing a case, you can still have a seat in the courtroom and listen to the history of the court and the building.

    Why do they say Oyez?

    Oyez. Oyez descends from the Anglo-Norman oyez, the plural imperative form of oyer, from French ouïr, “to hear”; thus oyez means “hear ye” and was used as a call for silence and attention. It would have been common in medieval England, and France. The term is still in use by the Supreme Court of the United States.

    What percentage of cases are accepted by the Supreme Court?

    Most common—roughly two-thirds of the total—are requests for review of decisions of federal appellate or district courts. The great majority of cases reach the Supreme Court through its granting of petitions for writs of certiorari, from the Latin certiorari volumnus, “we wish to be informed.”

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