Do You Have What it Takes?

The Judicial Branch

Who is in it?

The Supreme Court is apart of the Judicial Branch

How can you become a member?

The President would nominate you and you would be confirmed by the Senate

What would you hear about?

Appellate Jurisdiction
  • only hear cases involving the Constitution
  • ask to have the case heard again
  • to appeal
  • do not decide innocence of guilt

Original Jurisdiction

  • goes directly to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court


"Biographies of Current Justices of the Supreme Court." Biographies of Current Justices of the Supreme Court. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.

"The Judicial Branch." The White House. The White House, n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.

Examples of Cases


  • conflict of law
  • great public importance
  • cases lower courts ignore
  • an area of law is unsettled