5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- *litmus test
- *writ of certiorari
- *courts of appeals
- *stare decisis
- a Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
- b "Let the decision stand," or allowing prior rulings to control the current case.
- c An examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge.
- d A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
- e An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up a case for review.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
- 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.
- The rule that a citizen cannot sue the government without the government's consent.
- The power of courts to declare acts of the legislature and the executive unconstitutional.
5 True/False Questions
*federal question cases → Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
*district courts → Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
*legislative court → Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
*diversity cases → The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
*amicus curiae → A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."