The authority of a court to hear a particular case.
The authority of a court to be the first court to hear a particular case.
the authority f a court to review the decision of a "lower" court in a particular case.
A situation in which both a state court and a federal court can hear a particular case.
"Federal Question" Jurisdiction
The authority of a federal court to hear a case involving an issue of federal law, or involving the United States government as a party or litigant.
The authority of a federal court to hear a case involving people who live in different states when the amount in disupte is more then 75,000
The person/government agency/coorporation/etc. who files a lawsuit.
The person/agency/coorporation/etc. who is sued.
Writ of certiorari
The main procedure used to bring a case to the Supreme Court; the s.c has discretion to decide which cases come before it by this route.
a written statement, filled with a court by a litigant, setting forth the factrs and law releveant to his or her case and explaining why he or she ought to win the case.
Amicus curiae(friend of the court)
A written statement filed by someone who is not a litigant setting forth the facts and law relevant to a particular case and explaining why one side or the other ought to win the case.
the written statement of a courts reasons for deciding a case in a particular way
per curiam opinion
a short unsigned statement of a supreme court decision
in a court with multiple jduges, a written statement of the reason of the court for deciding a case in a particular way with which all the judges agree
in a court with multiple judges, a written statement of the reasons of the court for deciding a case in a particular way with which all of the judges agree
in a court with multiple judges, the wirtten statement of a judge who agrees(or judges who agree) with the decision made about a case by the majority of the judges, but who has different reasons than they do for reaching that decision.
in a court with multiple judges, the written statement of a judge who disagrees withi the decision made about a case by the majority of the judges, with an explanaition of his or her reasons for disagreeing.