Racial Bias Among Jurrors

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Chapter 3 Article 3: Racial Bias Among Jurors at Heart of Supreme Court Case How does the Supreme Court work and what is it made up of? These questions asked every day by some who do not have a full understanding of how the United States court system works. According to chapter three of the textbook, Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System by J. Scott Harr, Karen M. Hess, Christine Orthmann, and Jonathon Kingsbury the United Sates Supreme Court is the last and final word (Harr, Hess, Orthmann, & Kingsbury, 2015, p. 59). Meaning that if the Supreme Court reaches a ruling it is set in stone and no other judicial or political person or group can overturn the decision (Harr, Hess, Orthmann, & Kingsbury, 2015, p. 59). Nowhere in the article was it stated…show more content…
That being said, there is a very lengthy process to getting a person’s case tried before the Supreme Court. To better elaborate, the first step in bringing a case before the Supreme Court is to first have someone’s case be presented through the State or Federal court system decision (Harr, Hess, Orthmann, & Kingsbury, 2015, p. 61). The next step is to have the case tried in a Federal Court or the States Supreme Court, after that there is a decision-making period known as the Discretionary decision, or the Mandatory decision (Harr, Hess, Orthmann, & Kingsbury, 2015, p. 61). The final two steps are the prescreening and the decision-making conferences by the Justices (Harr, Hess, Orthmann, & Kingsbury, 2015, p. 61). Once a legal team or case has gone though all five necessary stages, there will be a formal full judicial decision made by the
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