US 1950 National Capital Sesquicentennial ; Supreme Court 3c. Scott. 991

US 1950 National Capital Sesquicentennial ; Supreme Court 3c. Scott. 991

Series: National Capital Sesquicentennial Issue

Stamp details: National Capital Sesquicentennial, Supreme Court Building

Issued date: 02-08-1950 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 991
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 988
Michel (Germany): 609
Yvert et Tellier (France): 543

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Bright violet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Monument, Building, Flag

Total print: 131,350,000 (estimate)

Description:- The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States. It has ultimate appellate jurisdiction over all U.S. federal court cases, and over state court cases that involve a point of federal law. It also has original jurisdiction over a narrow range of cases, specifically "all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party." The court holds the power of judicial review, the ability to invalidate a statute for violating a provision of the Constitution. It is also able to strike down presidential directives for violating either the Constitution or statutory law.[3] However, it may act only within the context of a case in an area of law over which it has jurisdiction. The court may decide cases having political overtones but has ruled that it does not have power to decide non-justiciable political questions.