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US Supreme Court & Constitution: Evolution

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"The Constitution is rather vague about the make-up, size, and responsibility of the Supreme Court. How has the Supreme Court evolved over its history? What do you think the Court's role will be in the future?"

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The US Supreme Court: Overview

"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.''
-Alexander Hamilton, 1775

The US Supreme Court is a vital component of the manner of governance & social order in the nation, not only in assuring that justice & the law of the land is put in place in all the territories and practiced across the nation; it is a vital component because it is one of the cornerstones of the social organization of the United States of America, a vital social agency that ensures the existence, propagation and implementation of American ideals and beliefs in the shared culture that Citizenship & nationhood bestows upon the members of the American Society.

The Supreme Court's history is usually described according to the nature of the Chief Justices who presided over it. Established in 1789, it is the only court specifically established and purposefully empowered by the Constitution under the Judiciary Act of 1789. While it was initially established to be a 6-justice seat, ever since its history it was a 9-seat affair with Congress eventually holding the power to set the number. Since it convened in 1790, the Supreme Court has evolved, adapted and changed according to the demands of the social situation. The Supreme Court, being a social institution is governed by time & events, the kind of outlook & affairs if you will, at any given point throughout its history. New laws are enacted for example and old ones amended for the sake of relevance. Judges judge in context and with careful deliberation over the affects of their decisions across society, not just for the present ...

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The solution is a a full-blown APA-style essay (1,116 words) to guide in creating a discussion that incorporates the ideas and problems presented in the original problem (see long description). It looks at specific instances in the history of the US Supreme Court & the Constitution that dictated how it evolved from its very beginnings. It also provides an analysis on the possible changes the court & the Consitution will adapt/undergo in the future to remain relevant to the needs of the people and the nation. Fully referenced for easy expansion with original word-file solution attached for easy printing.

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