5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- *dissenting opinion
- *sovereign immunity
- a A signed opinion in which one or more of the justices disagree with the majority view.
- b A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
- c The rule that a citizen cannot sue the government without the government's consent.
- d A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.
- e A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- An issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.
- A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."
- A rule that allows a plaintiff to recover costs from the defendant if the plaintiff wins.
- 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.
- A brief and unsigned court opinion.
5 True/False Questions
*strict constructionist approach → The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
*in forma pauperis → A method whereby a poor person can have his or her case heard in federal court without charge.
*federal question cases → Cases concerning the Constitution, federal laws, or treaties.
*diversity cases → Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
*dual sovereignty → A doctrine holding that state and federal authorities can prosecute the same person for the same conduct, each authority prosecuting under its own law.