5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- *dual sovereignty
- *strict constructionist approach
- *diversity cases
- *class action suit
- a A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
- b A doctrine holding that state and federal authorities can prosecute the same person for the same conduct, each authority prosecuting under its own law.
- c The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
- d Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
- e A case brought by someone to help him or her and all others who are similarly situated.
5 Multiple choice questions
- An examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge.
- A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.
- The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
- Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
- Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
5 True/False questions
*in forma pauperis → Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
*federal question cases → Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
*opinion of the Court → An signed opinion of a majority of the Supreme Court.
*political question → An examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge.
*brief → A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.