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The Supreme Court has exclusive discretion over its caseload and hears about a hundred cases per term, which begins on the first Monday of October and ends in late June.
It receives about 7000 review requests over decisions each year, called certiorari requests, which at least four justices go through.
The Supreme Court Of The United States is the final expositor(an entity explaining complicated ideas or theories) of the U.S. Constitution and also the final court of appeal.
It was created by the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and formally established after the Judiciary act of 1789. It serves mostly as an appellate court, where decisions are sent for appeal, hoping for a reversal.
The decision-making process is first made in secret voting, and then the official decision is issued.
Executive administrative and judicial actions by the Congress and the State are subject to be reviewed by the court, through the process of judicial review. The Supreme Court has nullified state laws and regulations that were unconstitutional or discriminatory.
There are various clauses and amendments, like the Fifth Amendment or the Fourteenth Amendment that have been used to protect people and companies against repressive or draconian acts of the government.
Japan is famous for its animated movies. Ghibli, meaning "desert wind" in Libyan, is one of a kind, and its beautiful painted visions set the stage for many more subsequent movies.
Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and have produced 21 movies to date. Those who have seen the films love them with all their heart.
This movie has often introduced people to Ghibli. It won the best-animated feature trophy at the 2003 Academy Awards.
The story is of a 10-year-old girl, Chihiro, who moves with her parents to a new home. When her father takes a shortcut, she ends up lost and alone in the spirit world and has to navigate a landscape to save her parents.
Being kind to the mind depends on understanding how our minds work.
For example, studies show that people often overestimate how transparent they appear to others. In one study, participants induced to lie overestimated the extent to which others could tell they were lying.
Our cognitive resources are one of the most valuable individual and collective assets we possess.
Cognitive kindness is extending a generosity of spirit toward others' minds and one's own mind. It starts from valuing our individual and collective cognitive abilities - to reason, to understand, to imagine, create, dream, enact.
The emotion we feel when we see a fire is the same feeling we have when we need to have a difficult conversation - it keeps us safe.
We will never stop being scared in this world. Fear doesn't make you weak. But if we give fear power in our lives, it can stop us from doing what we're supposed to do, say what we're supposed to say, and be who we're supposed to be.
Being an authentic person means having specific opinions and values, and people who have different values will not like what you say or do.
To overcome the fear of being your authentic self:
We can create monsters of our fears in our heads.
When you have to do something difficult, ask yourself these questions to determine if you're impulsive or need to speak up.
Fears can keep us safe throughout our lives. We lock our doors at night and check for ticks after a hike. But fears can also hold us back - especially at work. We may wonder which valuable ideas got left behind because we couldn't find the courage to speak up.
There is nothing wrong with being afraid, but fear should not rule us.
At the forefront of modern-day clowns are Joseph Grimaldi and Jean-Gaspard Deburau who excelled at making people laugh, but in real life, Grimaldi died as a penniless alcoholic and Deburau murdered a boy in the street.
They were not unusual. John Wayne Gacy, a professional clown, turned out to be a notorious serial killer. He used to say "A clown can get away with anything." Since then, the perception of the clown seems to have taken a turn.
People may also feel uncomfortable with clowns because the painted-on and exaggerated face pose a false expression, and that breeds distrust.
Sigmund Freud called this disconnect "uncanny". This "uncanny valley" is something computer animators and robot creators have difficulty with.
When some people think of clowns, they picture brightly coloured hair, big smiles, and lots of laughs.
Others find clowns creepy with evil intentions hiding behind a cheerful, gruesome mask. The intense fear of clowns is called coulrophobia.