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6 Multiple choice questions

  1. Are allowed by the constitution
  2. the power of the Supreme Court to declare laws and actions of local, state, or national governments unconstitutional
  3. the authority of a court to hear a case
  4. authority shared by both federal and state courts
  5. only federal courts may hear and decide cases
  6. the authority to hear cases for the first time

6 True/False questions

  1. Stare DecisisLet the decision stand; decisions are based on precedents from previous cases

          

  2. Dissenting Opinionan opinion disagreeing with the majority decision in a Supreme Court ruling

          

  3. Concurring Opinionan opinion disagreeing with the majority decision in a Supreme Court ruling

          

  4. Majority OpinionAn opinion that agrees with the majority in a Supreme Court ruling but differs on the reasoning.

          

  5. District Courtsa court that reviews decisions made in lower district courts

          

  6. Appeals Courtsfederal courts where trials are held and lawsuits are begun

          

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