How does a case end up in front of the Supreme Court?

Article III of the U.S. Constitution created the Supreme Court and authorized congress to create a system of lower courts. This is the foundation for our federal court structure as we know it today. It includes 94 District Courts, which compromise 13 Circuit Court's of Appeals, which the U.S. Supreme Court is the court of …

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No, You’re Not an Originalist

In battles for Supreme Court seats, conservatives like to use words like “originalist” as a dog whistle to their supporters that this nominee is right-leaning or conservative themselves. The same way they will refer to left-leaning judges as “judicial activists” in an attempt to discredit them. Originalism, in its modern use means that Supreme Court …

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