Category Archives: UNITED STATES HISTORY

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court

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These are the Justices now sitting power: Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, , Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan.

All the information I have presented comes from the following websites and sources:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleiii
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters.html

I urge you to examine some sites which detail the rights of the Supreme Court and it’s ability to make changes to Bills and ultimately the Constitution:

Overview of the Supreme Court:

http://www.supremecourt.gov/
http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/briefoverview.aspx

Biographies of the sitting justices:
http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/biographies.aspx

Other sites of interest:
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/supreme_court.htm
http://constitutionality.us/SupremeCourt.htmlhttp://www.supremecourt.gov/default.aspx

This is an archival site for research and teaching resources of the Supreme Court and Veterans Service Records:
http://www.archives.gov/
http://www.archives.gov/research/

A very simple definition of the Supreme Court powers is found at:
http://constitutionality.us/SupremeCourt.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Breyer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Alito

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Roberts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Kennedy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_Kagan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Sotomayor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Thomas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonin_Scalia

THE BILL OF RIGHTS

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Quick links to States Homepages

Alabama

http://www.alabama.gov/portal/index.jsp

Alaska

http://www.alaska.gov/

Arizona

http://az.gov/

Arkansas

http://www.state.ar.us/

California

http://www.ca.gov/

Colorado

http://www.colorado.gov/

Connecticut

http://www.ct.gov/

Delaware

http://www.delaware.gov/

Florida

http://www.myflorida.com/

Georgia

http://georgia.gov/

Hawaii

https://portal.ehawaii.gov/

Idaho

http://www.state.id.us/

Illinois

http://www.illinois.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Indiana

http://www.ai.org/

Iowa

http://www.iowa.gov/

Kansas

http://www.kansas.gov/

Kentucky

http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx

Louisiana

http://louisiana.gov/

Maine

http://www.maine.gov/portal/index.html

Maryland

http://www.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Massachusetts

http://www.mass.gov/portal/

Michigan

http://www.michigan.gov/

Minnesota

http://mn.gov/portal/

Mississippi

http://www.ms.gov/home/

Missouri

http://www.mo.gov/

Montana

http://montana.gov/

Nebraska

http://www.nebraska.gov/

Nevada

http://nv.gov/

New Hampshire

https://www.nh.gov/

New Jersey

http://www.state.nj.us/

New Mexico

http://www.newmexico.gov/

New York

http://www.ny.gov/

North Carolina

http://www.nc.gov/

North Dakota

http://www.nd.gov/

Ohio

http://oh.gov/

Oklahoma

http://ok.gov/

Oregon

http://www.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania

http://www.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Rhode Island

http://www.ri.gov/index.php

South Carolina

http://www.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx

South Dakota

http://sd.gov/

Tennessee

http://www.state.tn.us/

Texas

http://www.texas.gov/en/Pages/default.aspx

Utah

http://www.utah.gov/index.html

Vermont

http://vermont.gov/portal/

Virginia

http://www.state.va.us/

Washington

http://www.access.wa.gov/

West Virginia

http://www.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Wisconsin

http://www.wisconsin.gov/state/

Wyoming

http://www.state.wy.us/

Departments Of Government

Federal Agencies

http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/

Department of Homeland Security

http://www.dhs.gov/

Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

http://www.atf.gov/

Citizenship & Immigration

http://www.uscis.gov/

Native American Affairs

http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/index.htm

CDC Center for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/

Customs & Border Protection

http://www.cbp.gov/

Department of Defense

http://www.defense.gov/

Department of Justice

http://www.justice.gov/

Department of Veteran’s Affairs

http://www.va.gov/

Elections & Voting

http://usinfo.org/enus/government/govt_elections.html

the election process

http://usinfo.org/enus/government/elections/electoralProcess.html

the Electoral College

http://usinfo.org/enus/government/elections/theAmericanElectoral.html

voting facts, questions and answers

http://usinfo.org/enus/government/elections/faq_voter_reg.html

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting.shtml

Can i vote? am I registered?

http://www.canivote.org/

http://votesmart.org/elections/voter-registration#.UnfprnC-qFA

http://www.vote411.org/

absentee voting

http://www.fvap.gov/

voting statistics

http://www.statisticbrain.com/voting-statistics/

Federal House Information

Main Address

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

(202) 224-3121

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http://www.house.gov/

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

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REPRESENTATIVES – BY LAST NAME OR STATE & DISTRICT

http://www.house.gov/representatives/

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LEADERSHIP

http://www.house.gov/leadership/

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COMMITTEES

http://www.house.gov/committees/

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HOUSE SCHEDULE

http://www.house.gov/legislative/

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THE HOUSE

http://www.house.gov/content/learn/

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BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT

http://www.house.gov/content/learn/branches_of_government/

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LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

http://www.house.gov/content/learn/legislative_process/

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OFFICERS AND ORGANIZATIONS

http://www.house.gov/content/learn/officers_and_organizations/

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OPEN GOVERNMENT

http://www.house.gov/open/

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THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE

http://www.house.gov/content/learn/history/

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THE LEGISLATIVE PARTNERS

http://www.house.gov/content/learn/partners/

Federal Senate Introduction

A HOW TO PAGE

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/b_three_sections_with_teasers/howto.htm

IS IT TRUE THAT

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/b_three_sections_with_teasers/isittrue.htm

SENATE ORG CHART

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/e_one_section_no_teasers/org_chart.htm

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THE CONSTITUTION

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm

THE PREAMBLE

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#preamble

ARTICLE 1

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a1

ARTICLE 2

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a2

ARTICLE 3

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a3

ARTICLE 4

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a4

ARTICLE 5

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a5

ARTICLE 6

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a6

ARTICLE 7

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a7

AMENDMENTS

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#amendments

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html

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THE ARCHIVES

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters.html

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THE CHARTERS OF FREEDOM

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters_of_freedom_1.html

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THE CONSTITUTION

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html

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THE BILL OF RIGHTS

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html

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SENATE ROLL CALL VOTES

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_113_1.htm

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SENATE NOMINATIONS

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/a_three_sections_with_teasers/nominations.htm

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THE SENATE CALENDAR

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/d_three_sections_with_teasers/calendars.htm

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THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD – STATEMENTS MADE ON THE FLOOR

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/d_three_sections_with_teasers/congrecord.htm

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TREATIES

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/d_three_sections_with_teasers/treaties.htm

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BILLS & RESOLUTIONS

Legislation, Laws, and Acts

There are four types of legislation: bills, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, and simple resolutions.

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/d_three_sections_with_teasers/bills.htm

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APPROPRIATIONS BILLS

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/b_three_sections_with_teasers/appropsbills.htm

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LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/d_three_sections_with_teasers/process.htm

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PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/lobbyingdisc.htm#lobbyingdisc=lda

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ACTIVE LEGISLATION

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/b_three_sections_with_teasers/active_leg_page.htm

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SENATE CLASSES (DETERMINE WHEN RE-ELECTION HAPPENS)

http://www.senate.gov/reference/glossary_term/class.htm

Article 1 sect 3 of the Constitution requires the Senate to be divided into three classes for purposes of elections. Senators are elected to six-year terms, and every two years the members of one class — approximately one-third of the senators-face election or reelection. Terms for senators in Class I expire in 2019, Class II in 2015, and Class III in 2017.

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References Virtual Reference Desk

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/b_three_sections_with_teasers/virtual.htm

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Committees

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/committees/d_three_sections_with_teasers/committees_home.htm

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Bill Search

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/legislative_home.htm

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Visitor Center

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/visiting/a_three_sections_with_teasers/visitors_home.htm

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Statistics & Lists

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/two_column_table/stats_and_lists.htm

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Bibliographies

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/a_three_sections_with_teasers/biblio.htm