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  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (American government program)

    entitlement: …Dependent Children [AFDC], and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps), while others have been available to most or all people independent of means (social security and Medicare). Legally mandated employer-provided benefits have included workers’ compensation and unpaid leave for

  • supplemental-reserve facility (economics)

    International Monetary Fund: Financing balance-of-payments deficits: …which supports medium-term relief; a supplemental-reserve facility, which provides loans in cases of extraordinary short-term deficits; and, since 1987, a poverty-reduction and growth facility. Each facility has its own access limit, disbursement plan, maturity structure, and repayment schedule. The typical IMF loan, known as an upper-credit tranche arrangement, features an…

  • supplementary lens (optics)

    technology of photography: Close-up and macrophotography: Supplementary close-up lenses or extension tubes (placed between the lens and camera body) allow the camera to focus on near distances for large scales of reproduction. Special close-up rangefinders or distance gauges establish exactly the correct camera-to-subject distance and precise framing of the subject field.…

  • supplementary motor area (anatomy)

    human nervous system: Thalamus: The supplementary motor area, located on the medial aspect of the hemisphere, exerts modifying influences upon the primary motor area and appears to be involved in programming skilled motor sequences. The premotor area, rostral to the primary motor area, plays a role in sensorially guided movements.

  • supplementary-vote system (government)

    election: Plurality and majority systems: …infrequently used variant is the supplementary-vote system, which was instituted for London mayoral elections. Under this system, voters rank their top two preferences; in the event that no candidate wins a majority of first-preference votes, all ballots not indicating the top two vote getters as either a first or a…

  • Suppliant Women, The (play by Euripides)

    Suppliants, drama by Euripides, performed about 423 bce. The title is also translated as The Suppliant Women. The individuals referred to in the title are the mothers and widows of the Argive leaders who have been killed while attacking Thebes under the leadership of Polyneices. The Thebans have

  • Suppliants (play by Aeschylus)

    Suppliants, the first and only surviving play of a trilogy by Aeschylus, believed to have been performed in 468. As the play opens, the Dana?ds (born in Egypt though of Greek descent) have fled with their father to Argos in Greece in order to avoid forced marriage with their cousins, the sons of

  • Suppliants (play by Euripides)

    Suppliants, drama by Euripides, performed about 423 bce. The title is also translated as The Suppliant Women. The individuals referred to in the title are the mothers and widows of the Argive leaders who have been killed while attacking Thebes under the leadership of Polyneices. The Thebans have

  • supplicatio (Roman religion)

    Supplicatio, in Roman religion, a rite or series of rites celebrated either as a thanksgiving to the gods for a great victory or as an act of humility after a national calamity. During those times the public was given general access to some or all of the gods; the statues or sacred emblems of the

  • Supplices (play by Euripides)

    Suppliants, drama by Euripides, performed about 423 bce. The title is also translated as The Suppliant Women. The individuals referred to in the title are the mothers and widows of the Argive leaders who have been killed while attacking Thebes under the leadership of Polyneices. The Thebans have

  • supply (economics)

    Supply and demand, in economics, relationship between the quantity of a commodity that producers wish to sell at various prices and the quantity that consumers wish to buy. It is the main model of price determination used in economic theory. The price of a commodity is determined by the interaction

  • supply and demand (economics)

    Supply and demand, in economics, relationship between the quantity of a commodity that producers wish to sell at various prices and the quantity that consumers wish to buy. It is the main model of price determination used in economic theory. The price of a commodity is determined by the interaction

  • supply chain management (information system)

    information system: Operational support and enterprise systems: A supply chain management (SCM) system manages the flow of products, data, money, and information throughout the entire supply chain, which starts with the suppliers of raw materials, runs through the intermediate tiers of the processing companies, and ends with the distributors and retailers. For example,…

  • supply curve (economics)

    Supply curve, in economics, graphic representation of the relationship between product price and quantity of product that a seller is willing and able to supply. Product price is measured on the vertical axis of the graph and quantity of product supplied on the horizontal axis. In most cases, the

  • supply house (business)

    marketing: Wholesalers: …into one of three groups: merchant wholesalers, brokers and agents, and manufacturers’ and retailers’ branches and offices.

  • supply line (military logistics)

    logistics: Trends and prospects: …threat to their previously immune supply lines was perhaps the most serious challenge facing modern logisticians. Nuclear propulsion offered a theoretical solution, but there seemed little hope for its early application to large sectors of military movement. A nuclear-powered sea transport service was a reasonable prospect, though not an early…

  • supply train (military logistics)

    logistics: Supply from bases: …because the transport of the supply train must operate a continuous shuttle—that is, for each day’s travel time, two vehicles are needed to deliver a single load—and, second, because additional food and forage or fuel must be provided for the personnel, animals, or vehicles of the train itself. In the…

  • supply, low elasticity of (economics)

    commodity trade: Operation of the market: …referred to technically as “low elasticity of supply,” meaning that the amount of a commodity that producers supply to the market is not much affected by the price at which they are able to sell the commodity. If supply could be adjusted relatively quickly to changes in demand, speculation…

  • supply, military

    logistics: Supply: …providing the material needs of military forces. The supply process embraces all stages in the provision and servicing of military material, including those preceding its acquisition by the military—design and development, manufacture, purchase and procurement, storage, distribution, maintenance, repair, salvage, and disposal. (Transportation is, of course, an essential link in…

  • supply-side economics

    Supply-side economics, Theory that focuses on influencing the supply of labour and goods, using tax cuts and benefit cuts as incentives to work and produce goods. It was expounded by the U.S. economist Arthur Laffer (b. 1940) and implemented by Pres. Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Supporters point to

  • suppon (theatre)

    hanamichi: The door is called suppon (Japanese: “snapping turtle”) because the actor’s head emerges like that of a turtle from its shell.

  • supporter (heraldry)

    heraldry: Supporters: These are the figures on either side of the shield of arms and are borne (in English heraldry) by peers and by other bearers of orders of the highest class, such as Knights of the Garter, of the Thistle, and of St. Patrick and…

  • Supporters of the Bill of Rights, Society for the (British organization)

    United Kingdom: Political instability in Britain: In 1769 the Society for the Supporters of the Bill of Rights was founded to aid Wilkes and to press for parliamentary reform. Its members demanded parliamentary representation for important new towns such as Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester, the abolition of rotten boroughs, and general admission to the…

  • supportive psychotherapy (psychology)

    therapeutics: Psychodynamic therapies: Supportive psychotherapy is used to reinforce a patient’s defenses, but avoids the intensive probing of emotional conflicts employed in psychoanalysis and intensive psychotherapy.

  • supportive tissue

    Skeleton, the supportive framework of an animal body. The skeleton of invertebrates, which may be either external or internal, is composed of a variety of hard nonbony substances. The more complex skeletal system of vertebrates is internal and is composed of several different types of tissues that

  • Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (album by Morissette)

    Alanis Morissette: Morissette’s follow-up, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, which she coproduced, appeared in 1998. Influenced by Eastern musical styles, the album was noted for its mix of ballads and catchy pop songs. In 1999 her single “Uninvited,” recorded for the film City of Angels (1998), won two Grammy Awards,…

  • Supposes (translation by Gascoigne)

    English literature: Theatres in London and the provinces: …first English prose comedy, Gascoigne’s Supposes (1566), translated from a reveling play in Italian. Courtly revel reached its apogee in England in the ruinously expensive court masques staged for James I and Charles I, magnificent displays of song, dance, and changing scenery performed before a tiny aristocratic audience and glorifying…

  • supposition (logic)

    history of logic: The theory of supposition: Many of the characteristically medieval logical doctrines in the Logica moderna centred on the notion of “supposition” (suppositio). Already by the late 12th century, the theory of supposition had begun to form. In the 13th century, special treatises on the topic multiplied. The summulists…

  • suppository (medicine)

    pharmaceutical industry: Other solid dosage forms: Suppositories are solid dosage forms designed for introduction into the rectum or vagina. Typically, they are made of substances that melt or dissolve at body temperature, thereby releasing the drug from its dosage form.

  • suppressed-combustion system (metallurgy)

    steel: The furnace: In the other system, the suppressed-combustion system, a ring-shaped hood is lowered onto the converter mouth before the blow, keeping air away from the hot off-gases. This means that they are not burned and that their chemical heating value of about 3,000 kilocalories per cubic metre is preserved. The gas…

  • Suppression of Communism Act (South Africa [1950])

    South Africa: The National Party and apartheid: The Suppression of Communism Act (1950) defined communism and its aims broadly to include any opposition to the government and empowered the government to detain anyone it thought might further “communist” aims. The Indemnity Act (1961) made it legal for police officers to commit acts of…

  • Suppression of Counterrevolutionaries (Chinese campaign)

    China: Reconstruction and consolidation, 1949–52: A Suppression of Counterrevolutionaries campaign dealt violently with many former leaders of secret societies, religious associations, and the KMT in early 1951. In late 1951 and early 1952, three major political campaigns brought the revolutionary essence of the CCP home to key urban groups. The Three-Antis…

  • Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Civil Aviation, Convention for the (air law)

    airport: Airport security: These…

  • Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, Convention for the (maritime law)

    International Maritime Organization: …year the IMO amended the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation by enhancing the boarding and extradition rights of member states.

  • Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, Convention for the (1970, air law)

    air law: Hijacking: …began in 1968, the 1970 Hague Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft was concluded in an effort to prevent hijackers from finding immunity in any of the contracting states.

  • suppressive soil (agriculture)

    plant disease: Biological control: …is to make use of suppressive soils—those in which a pathogen is known to persist but causes little damage to the crop. A likely explanation for this phenomenon is that suppressive soils harbour antagonists that compete with the pathogen for food and thereby limit the growth of the pathogen population.

  • suppressor cell (cytology)

    lymphocyte: Types and functions of lymphocytes: Regulatory T cells act to control immune reactions, hence their name. Cytotoxic T cells, which are activated by various cytokines, bind to and kill infected cells and cancer cells.

  • suppressor grid (electronics)

    grid: A suppressor grid is interposed between two positive electrodes—usually the screen grid and the anode—to reduce the flow of secondary electrons from one to the other.

  • suppressor lymphocyte (cytology)

    lymphocyte: Types and functions of lymphocytes: Regulatory T cells act to control immune reactions, hence their name. Cytotoxic T cells, which are activated by various cytokines, bind to and kill infected cells and cancer cells.

  • suppressor mutation (genetics)

    Charles Yanofsky: …Yale he showed that a suppressor mutation (change in a gene that reverses the visible effects of mutation in a second gene) results in the reappearance of an enzyme that was missing in a mutant organism. He was also part of the research team that first demonstrated that certain mutant…

  • suppressor T cell (cytology)

    lymphocyte: Types and functions of lymphocytes: Regulatory T cells act to control immune reactions, hence their name. Cytotoxic T cells, which are activated by various cytokines, bind to and kill infected cells and cancer cells.

  • suppressor T lymphocyte (cytology)

    lymphocyte: Types and functions of lymphocytes: Regulatory T cells act to control immune reactions, hence their name. Cytotoxic T cells, which are activated by various cytokines, bind to and kill infected cells and cancer cells.

  • suppuration (pathology)

    inflammation: Suppuration: The process of pus formation, called suppuration, occurs when the agent that provoked the inflammation is difficult to eliminate. Pus is a viscous liquid that consists mostly of dead and dying neutrophils and bacteria, cellular debris, and fluid leaked from blood vessels. The most…

  • suprabranchial chamber (mollusk anatomy)

    bivalve: Internal features: …pores also open into the exhalant chamber so that all waste products exit the animal in the exhalant stream. The paired labial palps in the mantle cavity are used in feeding. The outer palp on each side bears a long, extensible proboscis with a ciliated groove that collects organic material,…

  • supraclavicular approach (surgery)

    thoracic outlet syndrome: One is the supraclavicular approach, in which the incision is made just superior to the clavicle to expose the anterior scalene muscle. That approach is useful in patients with compression of the upper brachial plexus, especially if a cervical rib is present. The other is the transaxillary approach,…

  • supraclavicular nerve (anatomy)

    human nervous system: Cervical plexus: …and ventral neck surfaces), and supraclavicular nerves (along the clavicle, shoulder, and upper chest). Motor branches of the plexus serve muscles that stabilize and flex the neck, muscles that stabilize the hyoid bone (to assist in actions like swallowing), and muscles that elevate the upper ribs.

  • supracoracoideus muscle (anatomy)

    bird: Muscles and organs: …lowers the wing, and the supracoracoideus, which raises it. The latter lies in the angle between the keel and the plate of the sternum and along the coracoid. It achieves a pulleylike action by means of a tendon that passes through the canal at the junction of the coracoid, furcula,…

  • supraesophageal ganglion (zoology)

    crustacean: The nervous system: …basically of a brain, or supraesophageal ganglion, connected to a ventral nerve cord of ganglia, or nerve centres. In primitive forms, like the anostracan fairy shrimps, the brain has nerve connections with the eyes and antennules, but the nerves to the antennae come from the connecting ring around the esophagus.…

  • supralapsarianism (theology)

    Gomarist: …the theological position known as supralapsarianism, which claimed that God is not the author of sin yet accepted the Fall of Man as an active decree of God. They also opposed toleration for Roman Catholics, for Jews, and for other Protestants. In opposing the Gomarists, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, one of…

  • supralittoral zone (ecology)

    marine ecosystem: Geography, oceanography, and topography: The supralittoral is above the high-tide mark and is usually not under water. The intertidal, or littoral, zone ranges from the high-tide mark (the maximum elevation of the tide) to the shallow, offshore waters. The sublittoral is the environment beyond the low-tide mark and is often…

  • supraorbital gland (marine bird and reptile anatomy)

    Nasal gland, in marine birds and reptiles that drink saltwater, gland that extracts the salt and removes it from the animal’s body. Its function was unknown until 1957, when K. Schmidt-Nielsen and coworkers solved the long-standing problem of how oceanic birds can live without fresh water. They

  • supraorbital ridge (anatomy)

    Browridge, bony ridge over the eye sockets (orbits). Browridges are massive in gorillas and chimpanzees and are also well developed in extinct hominids. They are more prominent in males than in females. Browridges may have served as buttresses against the stress exerted by jaw muscles or as

  • supraorbital torus (anatomy)

    Browridge, bony ridge over the eye sockets (orbits). Browridges are massive in gorillas and chimpanzees and are also well developed in extinct hominids. They are more prominent in males than in females. Browridges may have served as buttresses against the stress exerted by jaw muscles or as

  • supraradical mastectomy (surgery)

    mastectomy: A supraradical mastectomy is a standard radical mastectomy plus the removal of the internal mammary and supraclavicular nodes. An extended radical mastectomy is the standard radical mastectomy plus the removal of the internal mammary nodes. In the modified radical mastectomy, the procedure involves removal of the…

  • suprarenal gland

    Adrenal gland, either of two small triangular endocrine glands one of which is located above each kidney. In humans each adrenal gland weighs about 5 grams (0.18 ounce) and measures about 30 mm (1.2 inches) wide, 50 mm (2 inches) long, and 10 mm (0.4 inch) thick. Each gland consists of two parts:

  • suprarenal vein (anatomy)

    human cardiovascular system: Inferior vena cava and its tributaries: The right suprarenal vein terminates directly in the inferior vena cava as does the right phrenic, above the gonadal vein. Two or three short hepatic trunks empty into the inferior vena cava as it passes through the diaphragm.

  • suprascapular nerve (anatomy)

    human nervous system: Brachial plexus: …scapular (to the rhomboid muscles), suprascapular (to supraspinatus and infraspinatus), medial and lateral pectoral (to pectoralis minor and major), long thoracic (to serratus anterior), thoracodorsal (to latissimus dorsi), and subscapular (to teres major and subscapular). The axillary nerve carries

  • suprasegmental (phonetics)

    Suprasegmental, in phonetics, a speech feature such as stress, tone, or word juncture that accompanies or is added over consonants and vowels; these features are not limited to single sounds but often extend over syllables, words, or phrases. In Spanish the stress accent is often used to

  • supraspinous fossa (anatomy)

    scapula: …into two concave areas, the supraspinous and infraspinous fossae. The spine and fossae give attachment to muscles that act in rotating the arm. The spine ends in the acromion, a process that articulates with the clavicle, or collarbone, in front and helps form the upper part of the shoulder socket.…

  • Supremacy, Act of (England [1534])

    Act of Supremacy, (1534) English act of Parliament that recognized Henry VIII as the “Supreme Head of the Church of England.” The act also required an oath of loyalty from English subjects that recognized his marriage to Anne Boleyn. It was repealed in 1555 under Mary I, but in 1559 Parliament

  • Supremacy, Act of (England [1559])

    Protestantism: Henry VIII and the separation from Rome: …promulgated in her first year—the Act of Supremacy, stating that the queen was “supreme governor” of the Church of England, and the Act of Uniformity, ensuring that English worship should follow The Book of Common Prayer—defined the nature of the English religious establishment. In 1571 the Convocation of Canterbury, one…

  • Suprematism (painting)

    Suprematism, first movement of pure geometrical abstraction in painting, originated by Kazimir Malevich in Russia in about 1913. In his first Suprematist work, a pencil drawing of a black square on a white field, all the elements of objective representation that had characterized his earlier,

  • suprematizm (painting)

    Suprematism, first movement of pure geometrical abstraction in painting, originated by Kazimir Malevich in Russia in about 1913. In his first Suprematist work, a pencil drawing of a black square on a white field, all the elements of objective representation that had characterized his earlier,

  • Supreme Akali Party (political party, India)

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), regional political party in Punjab state, northwestern India. It is the principal advocacy organization of the large Sikh community in the state and is centred on the philosophy of promoting the well-being of the country’s Sikh population by providing them with a

  • Supreme Allied Commander Europe (international affairs)

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization: Organization: …World War II, was named Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) by the North Atlantic Council (NATO’s governing body) in December 1950. He was followed as SACEUR by a succession of American generals.

  • supreme being (deity)

    god and goddess: …generic terms for the many deities of ancient and modern polytheistic religions. Such deities may correspond to earthly and celestial phenomena or to human values, pastimes, and institutions, including love, marriage, hunting, war, and the arts. While some are capable of being killed, many are immortal. Although they are always…

  • supreme being (Judeo-Christian-Islamic deity)

    René Descartes: Meditations: …proofs for the existence of God. The final proof, presented in the Fifth Meditation, begins with the proposition that Descartes has an innate idea of God as a perfect being. It concludes that God necessarily exists, because, if he did not, he would not be perfect. This ontological argument for…

  • Supreme Chamber of Control (Polish government)

    administrative law: The procurator system: …maintain administrative legality was the Supreme Chamber of Control, which was independent of the government and subordinate only to the legislature and the Council of State, a political body quite different from the French model. The functions of the Supreme Chamber of Control involved exercising general supervision over public administration…

  • Supreme Commander for Allied Powers (military office)

    20th-century international relations: South Asia: In Japan, the American occupation under General Douglas MacArthur effected a peaceful revolution, restoring civil rights, universal suffrage, and parliamentary government, reforming education, encouraging labour unions, and emancipating women. In the 1947 constitution drafted by MacArthur’s staff Japan renounced war and limited its military to a token force.…

  • Supreme Council (United Arab Emirates government body)

    United Arab Emirates: Constitutional framework: …highest governmental authority is the Federal Supreme Council, which is composed of the quasi-hereditary rulers of the seven emirates. The president and vice president of the federation are elected for five-year terms by the Supreme Council from among its members. The president appoints a prime minister and a cabinet. The…

  • Supreme Council (European history)

    Paris Peace Conference: …constitute a Supreme Council, or Council of Ten, to monopolize all the major decision making. In March, however, the Supreme Council was, for reasons of convenience, reduced to a Council of Four, numbering only the Western heads of government, as the chief Japanese plenipotentiary, Prince Saionji Kimmochi, abstained from concerning…

  • Supreme Council for National Reconstruction (South Korean history)

    South Korea: The 1961 coup: …under martial law, and the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction (SCNR), headed by Park, took the reins of government and began instituting a series of reforms.

  • Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy (military junta, Niger)

    Niger: Military coup and return to civilian rule: …of a military junta, the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy, and said that they had suspended the country’s constitution, dissolved all state institutions, and intended to restore democracy. On February 23 the junta named former cabinet minister Mahamadou Danda as prime minister, and a 20-member transition government was…

  • Supreme Council of Antiquities (Egyptian government)

    Zahi Hawass: …oversaw as head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA). He served as Egypt’s minister of antiquities in 2011.

  • Supreme Council of Judicial Ordinances (Ottoman government body)

    Ottoman Empire: Move toward centralization: …in long-term planning; one, the Supreme Council of Judicial Ordinances (1838), subsequently became the principal legislative body. Bureaucrats were given greater security by the abolition of the practice of confiscating their property at death, while the opening of a translation bureau (1833) and the reopening of embassies abroad gave some…

  • Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (government council, Egypt)

    Egypt: Government and society: …March 30, 2011, by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Egypt’s interim military government). It incorporated provisions from the 1971 constitution as well as new measures, approved by referendum in March 2011, to make elections more open, impose presidential term limits, and restrict the use of emergency laws. The…

  • Supreme Council of the Inquisition (Spanish history)

    Spain: The Spanish Inquisition: The Supreme Council of the Inquisition (or Suprema) was the only formal institution established by the Catholic Monarchs for all their kingdoms together. Nevertheless, they thought of it primarily in religious and not in political terms. The Inquisition’s secret procedures, its eagerness to accept denunciations, its…

  • Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution (government organization, Iraq)

    Iraq: Political process: …(known since 2007 as the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq). Another group, the Iraqi National Congress, received strong, albeit intermittent, support from the U.S. government during the 1990s. All operated outside Iraq or in areas of the country not under government control.

  • Supreme Council of the National Economy (government council, Soviet Union)

    economic planning: Planning in the early U.S.S.R.: …to orders from the government’s Supreme Council of National Economy (V.S.N.Kh.). But this initial essay in planning was a failure—except insofar as it facilitated the concentration of the few available resources for the civil war fronts. Rationing functioned spasmodically, there was famine, and output fell drastically.

  • Supreme Council of Ukraine (Ukrainian legislative body)

    Ukraine: Constitutional framework: …the unicameral Verkhovna Rada (Supreme Council of Ukraine), which succeeded the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian S.S.R. Changes to electoral laws in 1997 stipulated that half of the legislative seats would be apportioned among members of the various political parties according to their relative share of the popular vote.…

  • Supreme Court (Pakistan)

    Pakistan: Electoral losses and resignation: …parties and then the Pakistan Supreme Court objected on constitutional grounds. In March Musharraf dismissed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, which sparked a general strike of Pakistani lawyers and outbreaks of violent protest in various parts of the country; the Supreme Court overturned the dismissal in July, and Chaudhry was…

  • Supreme Court (Maldives)

    Maldives: Government and society: …highest legal authority is the Supreme Court. Its judges are appointed by the president in consultation with the Judicial Service Commission, a body of 10 members appointed or elected from various branches of the government and the general public. The Judicial Service Commission independently appoints all other judges. There are…

  • Supreme Court (court, Indiana, United States)

    Indiana: Constitutional framework: …is headed by the state Supreme Court. Although the Supreme Court has long had just five judges, the state constitution allows for as many as nine. The justices are appointed by the governor and a judicial nominating commission after a screening procedure. A new judge serves for two years and…

  • Supreme Court (court, South Carolina, United States)

    South Carolina: Constitutional framework: …authority is vested in the Supreme Court, and all courts are unified under the administration of the chief justice. The Supreme Court comprises the chief justice and four associate justices. All are elected by the General Assembly for 10-year terms, which are staggered so that one justice is elected every…

  • supreme court (law)

    Israeli law: …and criminal matters; and the supreme court in Jerusalem, deciding appeals from inferior courts and exercising, as court of first and only instance, jurisdiction as high court of justice. Religious courts continue to be competent in matters of personal status, with some minor changes in the scope of jurisdiction of…

  • Supreme Court (Russia)

    Russia: Justice: …highest judicial body is the Supreme Court, which supervises the activities of all other judicial bodies and serves as the final court of appeal. The Supreme Court has been supplemented since 1991 by a Constitutional Court, established to review Russian laws and treaties. The Constitutional Court is presided over by…

  • Supreme Court (South Korea)

    South Korea: Justice: …judicial branch consists of the Supreme Court, three appellate courts (High Courts), district courts, a family court, a patent court, and administrative and local courts. The Supreme Court is empowered to interpret the constitution and all other state laws and to review the legality of government regulations and activities. The…

  • Supreme Court (Indonesia)

    Indonesia: Justice: In Indonesia’s judicial system the Supreme Court (Mahkamah Agung) in Jakarta is the final court of appeal; high courts, which are located in principal cities, deal with appeals from district courts. Supreme Court judges are chosen by the president, who selects from nominees presented by the Judicial Commission, a special…

  • Supreme Court of Appeal (South African court)

    South Africa: Justice: …the bill of rights), the Supreme Court of Appeal (the highest court of appeal except in constitutional matters), the High Courts, and Magistrate’s Courts. Parliament may create additional courts but only with status equal to that of the High and Magistrate’s Courts. The Supreme Court is headed by a chief…

  • Supreme Court of Canada

    campaign finance: …to its American counterpart, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in such landmark cases as Libman v. Quebec (1997) and Harper v. Canada (2004) that restrictions could be implemented not only to prevent the undue influence of donors on officeholders’ decisions but also to counteract the capacity of affluent members…

  • Supreme Court of Cassation (Italian court)

    Italy: Justice: …the central hierarchy is the Supreme Court of Cassation; it has appellate jurisdiction and gives judgments only on points of law. The 1948 constitution prohibits special courts with the exception of administrative courts and courts-martial, although a vast network of tax courts has survived from an earlier period. The administrative…

  • Supreme Court of England and Wales (British court)

    Senior Courts of England and Wales, in England and Wales, judicial body that consists of the Court of Appeal, the High Court of Justice, and the Crown Court. Until the Judicature Act of 1873 the English court system was cluttered with courts, most of them dating back to the Middle Ages, with

  • Supreme Court of India

    constitutional law: Applications of judicial review: The Supreme Court, for example, is widely regarded as the most powerful government institution in India. It has used its powers of judicial review, its custody of the “fundamental freedoms” of the Indian constitution, and its understanding of the needs of Indian society to assert its…

  • Supreme Court of Iraq

    Iraq: Justice: …nominates the justices of the Supreme Court, the national prosecutor, and other high judicial officials for approval by the Council of Representatives. Members of the Supreme Court are required to be experts in civil law and Muslim canon law and are appointed by two-thirds majority of the legislature. In addition…

  • Supreme Court of Japan (Japanese government)

    Supreme Court of Japan, the highest court in Japan, a court of last resort with powers of judicial review and the responsibility for judicial administration and legal training. The court was created in 1947 during the U.S. occupation and is modelled to some extent after the U.S. Supreme Court. As w

  • Supreme Court of Judicature (British court)

    Senior Courts of England and Wales, in England and Wales, judicial body that consists of the Court of Appeal, the High Court of Justice, and the Crown Court. Until the Judicature Act of 1873 the English court system was cluttered with courts, most of them dating back to the Middle Ages, with

  • Supreme Court of Justice (Belgian court)

    Belgium: Justice: The Supreme Court of Justice is composed of three chambers: civil and commercial, criminal, and one for matters of social and fiscal law and the armed forces. The last court does not deal with cases in depth but regulates the application of the law throughout all…

  • Supreme Court of Paraguay

    Paraguay: Justice: …system is headed by the Supreme Court. The 1992 constitution increased the number of justices from five to nine; they are chosen by the Senate and the president and are appointed for a term of five years. Judges who are confirmed for two terms following the terms of appointment cannot…

  • Supreme Court of Tasmania

    Tasmania: Constitutional framework: The Supreme Court of Tasmania sits regularly in Hobart, Launceston, and Burnie; it has jurisdiction over all cases except those reserved to the High Court of Australia under the federal constitution. Children’s courts have jurisdiction over persons younger than age 17. A number of special tribunals…

  • Supreme Court of the Philippines

    constitutional law: Applications of judicial review: The Supreme Court of the Philippines is also worth noting for its prestige, powers, and broad policy role in national politics. The Philippine constitution adopted in 1987 after the ouster of Ferdinand Marcos explicitly limited the courts to deciding actual cases or controversies, but it effectively…

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