Mock Supreme Court Assignment, Discussion & Activity with 8.3 & 8.4
8.3-8.4 (page 76) I. Powers of the Supreme Court: (pp. 250-53) A. What is the role of the judiciary? B. Define judicial review. C. What case gave them this power? II. Name 2 limits of the Supreme Court: (p. 253) III. Explain or define the 3 ways cases reach the SCOTUS: • original jurisdiction • appellate jurisdiction • writ if certiorari (rule of 4) IV. Explain the 5 steps in hearing a case: V. Explain 2 reasons why the decisions of the Supreme Court is important:
Mock Court, p. 77 • Choose a Chief Justice. • Chief Justice appoints method to read cases. (Either call on a “justice” or read to self). • Debate the case. Take notes on sheet. • Vote on case. • Write opinions. • Discuss as a class.