The Supreme Court Comparison Essay by cee-cee

The Supreme Court
Compares the different ways that Supreme Court justices interpret the law and apply it to individual cases.
# 115362 | 30,560 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 17, 2009 in Law (Constitution) , Law (Historic Trials) , Political Science (General) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper explains that all the Supreme Court justices read the same law but may have different philosophies regarding how to apply precedent and what sort of mindset to use in making a decision. The author reviews some of the differences and their sources in the decisions and writings of Justices Antonin Scalia, William H. Brennan and William Rehnquist. The famous case of "Roe v. Wade" is also presented to illustrate the interaction of the differing philosophies of the justices used in reaching a decision.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brennan, William. "Construing the Constitution." 19 University of California-Davis Law Review 2 ( 1985).
  • Rehnquist, William H. The Supreme Court. New York: Vintage, 2001.
  • Scalia, Antonin. A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1997.

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