Explore the ideological tendencies of the majority and minority of the current U.S. Supreme Court.

Each discussion answer must be a minimum of 400 words and due tomorrow. Also

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#1

 

Explore the ideological tendencies of the majority and minority of the current U.S. Supreme Court. What is meant by “liberal” or “conservative” judges? Considering the process for selecting Supreme Court justices, is it possible for politics to not play a role in the process? Explain how these ideological/political tendencies shape U.S. Supreme Court opinions.

 

#2

 

Analyze a criminal case opinion issued by the U.S. Supreme Court, 2005 or later; explain the issue(s) in the case, the holding of the case, its basis, the number of justices for and against the opinion, and whether it set precedent (i.e., new law) or merely reaffirmed long-standing constitutional values. Identify the justice who authored the opinion, and provide that justice’s ideology. You may choose any case listed below, or locate a criminal U.S. Supreme Court case, 2005 or later, to analyze.

 

Clark v. Arizona (2006) [Insanity Defense]

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