← Judiciary Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Court of appeals
- Senatorial courtesy
- Criminal law
- Dissenting opinion
- a A decision made by a higher court such as a circuit court of appeals or the Supreme Court that is binding on all other federal courts.
- b A law that defines crimes against the public order.
- c A court with appellate jurisdiction that hears appeals from the decisions of lower courts.
- d Presidential custom of submitting the names of prospective appointees for approval to senators from the states in which the appointees are to work.
- e An opinion disagreeing with a majority in a Supreme Court ruling.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A dispute growing out of an actual case or controversy and that is capable of settlement by legal methods.
- A formal writ used to bring a case before the Supreme Court.
- The power of a court to refuse to enforce a law or government regulation that in the opinion of the judges conflicts with the U.S. Constitution or, in a state court, the state constitution.
- Philosophy proposing that judges should interpret the Constitution to reflect what the framers intended and what its words literally say
- Agreement between a prosecutor and a defendant that the defendant will plead guilty to a lesser offense to avoid having to stand trial for a more serious offense.
5 True/False Questions
Civil law → A law that defines crimes against the public order.
Stare decisis → A decision made by a higher court such as a circuit court of appeals or the Supreme Court that is binding on all other federal courts.
Defendant → In a criminal action, the person or party accused of an offense.
Writ of habeas corpus → A formal writ used to bring a case before the Supreme Court.
Original jurisdiction → The authority of a court to hear a case "in the first instance."