Advocate, Vol. 41, No. 1 (Fall 2006/Winter 2007), pp. 3-7


This paper brings a comparative perspective to an important procedural issue faced in many judicial systems. It examines the exercise of the power of case selection in three supreme courts that have each been given some degree of control over whether to accept particular cases for review. The focus is on two American courts, the Supreme Court of the United States (USSC) and the Supreme Court of Georgia (GASC), as well as one Russian court, the Supreme Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court of the Russian Federation (SACRF).