5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- *activist approach
- *legislative court
- *strict constructionist approach
- *diversity cases
- a The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.
- b The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
- c A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.
- d Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
- e Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up a case for review.
- Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
- The party that initiates a lawsuit.
- A brief and unsigned court opinion.
- The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
5 True/False Questions
*political question → An issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.
*constitutional court → 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.
*sovereign immunity → The rule that a citizen cannot sue the government without the government's consent.
*dual sovereignty → The rule that a citizen cannot sue the government without the government's consent.
*concurring opinion → A signed opinion in which one or more of the justices disagree with the majority view.