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"Demystifies the nation's court of last resort and how it operates. Find out how ordinary citizens can appeal a case to the Supreme Court. Find out how a case moves upward through the court system to be brought before the Supreme Court. Find out how to use the Internet to keep up with the court's latest decisions. Find out how to attend a Supreme Court session."--Jacket.
Formatted Contents Note
The stage and the players. The stage : the places and things you see ; The players : the people you see and hear The script : the words you hear and what they mean The route to the Supreme Court : who gets to be heard From introduction to decision : the road taken by a petition for a writ of certiorari Reaching out : visiting the court in person and on-line Finding and identifying a case Appendix A: The federal court system Appendix B: Supreme Court Justices. Associate Justices ; Chief Justices ; Nominees who did not make it Appendix C: The Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States Appendix D: The United States Constitution.