Post a New Question

Political Science-PLEASE HELP

posted by .

Consider the following scenario: You are a criminal defense attorney, and your client has just been found guilty by a U.S. district court in Illinois. in 200-300 wors
What are your options for appeal? Describe the appeals process all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
What is the likelihood that your case will end up there?
Who are the Supreme Court justices and chief justice who may or may not decide to hear your case?

  • Political Science-PLEASE HELP -

    ROll no.

  • Political Science-PLEASE HELP -

    After a defendant is found guilty in federal court, he may appeal the verdict, the sentence imposed by the court, or both. The first step is to file a Notice of Appeal.

    The appeal will first be heard by a panel of three judges. The defendant submits a written brief explaining what mistakes were made by the trial court. The government then has the opportunity to submit a brief in reply, explaining that no mistakes were made or that, if they were, they were harmless error that did not affect the final verdict. The Court of Appeals will usually decide the case on the briefs. However, sometimes, the court will ask the parties to present oral arguments. In that case, each side has fifteen minutes to explain why he should win. The judges may interrupt to ask questions. Some time later, the Court will issue a decision. If the defendant disagrees with the Court's conclusion, he can seek rehearing before the full court. The full Court may decline to hear the case.

    Finally, the defendant can file a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court declines the vast majority of these requests without opinion. A refusal to review the case is not adjudication on the merits. If the Court accepts the case, each party will submit a brief, and then appear before the court for oral arguments. Again, the court may interrupt to ask questions. Some time after the argument, the Court will issue a written decision. The defendant cannot appeal a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States.

  • Political Science-PLEASE HELP -

    Do your own law homework.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. please check history

    Two powers of Congress. 1. declare war 2. pass laws Two powers of the President: 1. make treaties 2. appoint ambassadors Three types of Federal Courts: 1. District Courts 2. Court of Appeals 3. The Supreme Court and then I just have …
  2. Political Science

    I need some help on this. Consider the follow scenario: You are a criminal defense attorney, and your client has just been found guilty by the U.S. district court in Illinois. Respond in 200-300 words with these questions. What are …
  3. Political Science

    I need some help on this. Consider the follow scenario: You are a criminal defense attorney, and your client has just been found guilty by the U.S. district court in Illinois. Respond in 200-300 words with these questions. What are …
  4. Politics

    You are a criminal defense attorney, and your client has just been found guilty by a U.S. district court in Illinois. In this case if I filed an appeal, who are the Supreme Court justices and chief justice who may or may not decide …
  5. Political Sciences

    Consider the follow scenario: You are a criminal defense attorney, and your client has just been found guilty by the U.S. district court in Illinois. Respond in 200-300 words with these questions. What are your options for appeal?
  6. Criminal Justice

    write a paper comparing and contrasting the role of the defense counsel with that of the prosecutor. Do you think that the defense council is the same as a defense attorney, I just think that this homework question is kind of vague …
  7. Social Studies

    1. The two kinds of courts that make up Georgia’s judicial branch are A. Crime and traffic courts B. Trial and appellate courts C.Juvenile and recorder courts D.Felony and misdemeanor courts***** 2. A case in which a group of individual …
  8. Social Studies-I need help on this 1st part--Thank

    1. The two kinds of courts that make up Georgia’s judicial branch are A. Crime and traffic courts B. Trial and appellate courts C.Juvenile and recorder courts D.Felony and misdemeanor courts***** 2. A case in which a group of individual …
  9. Criminal Justice

    15. Which of the following is not an example of an ethical dilemma a defense attorney may face?
  10. socialstudies PLEASE CHECK MY ANSWERS

    1. The two kinds of courts that make up Georgia’s judicial branch are A. Crime and traffic courts B. Trial and appellate courts C.Juvenile and recorder courts D.Felony and misdemeanor courts***** 2. A case in which a group of individual …

More Similar Questions

Post a New Question