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The UKSC and the Supreme Court of the United States

The UK Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States have similarities and important differences. Watch Dr David Yuratich explain more.

In this video Dr David Yuratich explores the similarities and differences between the UK Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Supreme Court of the United States was established by the Article III of the 1789 United States Constitution but this elaborated neither its exact powers or prerogatives.

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.

Instead, the Supreme Court began to take shape with the passage of the Judiciary Act of 1789, the culmination of the first bill introduced in the United States Senate. It first assembled in 1790 in New York City, then the capital of the United States, and its Justices handed down their first ruling on 3 August 1791 in the case of West v Barnes.

Which landmark or current SCOTUS cases or rulings have you heard about or remembering reading about in school? Let us know in the comments below.

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