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6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. An opinion that agrees with the majority in a Supreme Court ruling but differs on the reasoning.
  2. to return a case to a lower court for a new trial
  3. a court that reviews decisions made in lower district courts
  4. authority shared by both federal and state courts
  5. an opinion disagreeing with the majority decision in a Supreme Court ruling
  6. the authority to hear cases for the first time

6 True/False Questions

  1. Judicial Reviewthe power of the Supreme Court to declare laws and actions of local, state, or national governments unconstitutional


  2. Precedentto return a case to a lower court for a new trial


  3. Appellate Jurisdictionauthority held by a court to hear a case that is appealed from lower court


  4. District Courtsfederal courts where trials are held and lawsuits are begun


  5. Stare Decisisgives guidance to other judges by offering a model upon which to base their own decision on similar cases


  6. Docket(law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations)


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