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5 Matching questions

  1. *diversity cases
  2. *amicus curiae
  3. *class action suit
  4. *district courts
  5. *activist approach
  1. a A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."
  2. b Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
  3. c The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.
  4. d A case brought by someone to help him or her and all others who are similarly situated.
  5. e The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A method whereby a poor person can have his or her case heard in federal court without charge.
  2. A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.
  3. The power of courts to declare acts of the legislature and the executive unconstitutional.
  4. Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
  5. The party that initiates a lawsuit.

5 True/False questions

  1. *political questionAn issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.

          

  2. *courts of appealsFederal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.

          

  3. *sovereign immunityA doctrine holding that state and federal authorities can prosecute the same person for the same conduct, each authority prosecuting under its own law.

          

  4. *constitutional courtA case brought by someone to help him or her and all others who are similarly situated.

          

  5. *writ of certiorariA brief submitted by a "friend of the court."

          

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