ERIC Number: ED171634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Supreme Court of the United States.
Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.
This booklet describes the history, procedures, and the courthouse, plus offering a brief vita for each justice. The pamphlet explains the role of the Supreme Court as the constitutional interpretor and applicator of the United States governmental system, recounting a history of the development of that role. The organization of the court is treated historically as well, dating from the initial assembly in 1790 with a Chief Justice and five Associate Justices to the present court of a Chief Justice and eight Associate Justices. Court traditions, many of them dating from 1790, are described, such as longevity of tenure, absence of wigs, use of quill pens, and the traditional seal. The pamphlet also surveys court procedures and schedules. Each justice is pictured, with a brief summary of his background and accomplishments. The booklet concludes with a history of the various buildings occupied by the court and a verbal tour of the present building. (CK)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Court Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Governmental Structure, Guides, Instructional Materials, Supreme Court Litigation, Supreme Courts, United States History
Public Information Office, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C. (free upon request)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.
Note: Photographs and small print may not reproduce clearly in hard copy