Essential Knowledge



Justice Breyer: The Living Constitution

Justice Scalia: Originalist

Justices Breyer & Scalia
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Confirmation Process

Confirmation Process

Judicial Activism

Obama on urging the Senate to
confirm nominees
Minority party using
parliamentary procedures to
block the vote

What's an Amicus Brief?

After Oral Arguments, What Happens?

Justice Sotomayor interview on 60 Minutes

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