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The ____________ of the Supreme Court presides over oral arguments, influences the direction of discussions, and decides which cases the Court will hear. a. President c. Attorney General b. Chief Justice d. Secretary of State

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b. Chief Justice  The Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States. It has limited jurisdiction to decide on a case. It has the right to preside over specific cases. It is also an appeals court for cases involving the constitutional law. The Supreme court can hold a limited review on cases referred up from a lower court. Some of the original cases the supreme court can hear are a crime that takes place under a violation of federal law, international trade disputes, disputes where the United States is involved, and disputes where the individuals involved live in different states. 

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