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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. *courts of appeals
  2. *activist approach
  3. *remedy
  4. *district courts
  5. *political question
  1. a Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
  2. b The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
  3. c A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
  4. d An issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.
  5. e The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
  2. A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
  3. The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
  4. A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."
  5. "Let the decision stand," or allowing prior rulings to control the current case.

5 True/False questions

  1. *briefA judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.

          

  2. *per curiam opinionA signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.

          

  3. *concurring opinionA signed opinion in which one or more of the justices disagree with the majority view.

          

  4. *fee shiftingA rule that allows a plaintiff to recover costs from the defendant if the plaintiff wins.

          

  5. *federal question casesCases concerning the Constitution, federal laws, or treaties.

          

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