5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- *class action suit
- *amicus curiae
- *dual sovereignty
- *dissenting opinion
- *activist approach
- a The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.
- b A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."
- c A case brought by someone to help him or her and all others who are similarly situated.
- d A signed opinion in which one or more of the justices disagree with the majority view.
- e A doctrine holding that state and federal authorities can prosecute the same person for the same conduct, each authority prosecuting under its own law.
5 Multiple choice questions
- A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.
- The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
- The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
- The rule that a citizen cannot sue the government without the government's consent.
- An examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge.
5 True/False questions
*plaintiff → A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
*opinion of the Court → An signed opinion of a majority of the Supreme Court.
*per curiam opinion → A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.
*writ of certiorari → An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up a case for review.
*courts of appeals → Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.