5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- *per curiam opinion
- *constitutional court
- *stare decisis
- a "Let the decision stand," or allowing prior rulings to control the current case.
- b A federal court authorized by Article III of the Constitution that keeps judges in office during good behavior and prevents their salaries from being reduced. They are the Supreme Court (created by the Constitution) and appellate and district courts created by Congress.
- c A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.
- d A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
- e A brief and unsigned court opinion.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The rule that a citizen cannot sue the government without the government's consent.
- The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
- A case brought by someone to help him or her and all others who are similarly situated.
- An issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.
- A signed opinion in which one or more of the justices disagree with the majority view.
5 True/False Questions
*fee shifting → A rule that allows a plaintiff to recover costs from the defendant if the plaintiff wins.
*federal question cases → Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
*judicial review → A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."
*in forma pauperis → "Let the decision stand," or allowing prior rulings to control the current case.
*courts of appeals → The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.