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      COURTS AND CONGRESS  -- NAMES AND NUMBERS/EXAM REVIEW

 

IV.   Nine members of the United States Supreme Court: (USE EACH NAME ONCE NEXT TO THE NINE NUMBERS BELOW)

 

      Stephen BREYER/Ruth Bader GINSBURG/John MARSHALL (Federalist)/       Thurgood MARSHALL (D)/Sandra Day

      O'CONNER/William REHNQUIST/Antonin SCALIA/Clarence THOMAS/Earl WARREN (R)

 

      A.      Chief Justices  (1996 salary, $171,500)

            1.      Wrote majority opinion in Marbury v. Madison (1803), pp. 250-251/appointed by

                  President John Adams, Federalist

            2.      Wrote majority opinion in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954),

                  pp. 98: 109; 246, center; 255/appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower (R)

            3.      Presently Chief Justice, p. 260F/elevated to chief justice by President Ronald

                  Reagan (R) following original appointment by Richard Nixon (R)

 

      B.      African American justices

 

            4.      First (attorney for Brown in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KA (1954),

                  pp. 98; 109; 246, center; 255/appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson (D)

            5.      Second (nomination opposed by Anita Hill), pp. 115, 260F/ appointed by President

                  Bush (R)--http://www.now.org/now/issues/harass/anitahil.html and

                  http://counterattack.com/thom.htm

 

      C.      Women justices

            6.      First/appointed by President Ronald Reagan (R)

            7.      Second/appointed by President Bill Clinton (D)

 

      D.      Other justices

            8.      First Italian-American/appointed by President Ronald Reagan (R)

            9.      Least senior/appointed by President Bill Clinton (D)

 

V.      Judiciary on the World Wide Web

      A.      http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct (see Historical Cases by party)

      B.      http://www.law.indiana.edu/law/v-lib/lawindex.html (many cases

      C.      e-mail subscription request to: listserv@lii.law. cornell.edu with this message--

            subscribe lii bulletin Joan Fu (if you're Joan Fu)

 

VI.      Members of Congress and other legislators (see http://thomas.loc.gov/ or

      http://www.vote-smart.org/congress)

      A.      Two women U.S. Senators from the same state

            (see http://www.senate.gov/)

      B.      U.S. House of Representatives

            1.  Name of your Congressional District's Representative

                (see map in GC 103 or http://www.voxpop.org/zipper/)

            2.  Speaker of the House's name and party (pp. 121F, 147-148, 200, 275F, 283 and lecture

                 or http://www.house.gov)

      C.      California legislators  (see maps in GC 103)

            1.  State Senate: http://www.sen.ca.gov/www/leginfo/finger.html

            2.  Assembly: http://ais3.assembly.ca.gov/acsframeset9.htm

      D.      Local government

            1.  Cities in L.A. County: http://www.latimes.com/HOME/COMMUN/

                index_la.htm.

            2.  Los Angeles Community College District: http://www.laccd.edu/

                college.htm#trustees

            3.  Los Angeles County:http://www.co.la.us/bos

 

VII.  What is the significance of these numbers with respect to the U.S. Supreme

      Court today or Congress and the California legislature?

      A.  0             D.  7       G.  40            J.  120

      B.  1             E.  8       H.  80            K.  435

      C.  2             F.  9       I. 100            L.  535