5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- *diversity cases
- *amicus curiae
- *class action suit
- *district courts
- *activist approach
- a A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."
- b Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
- c The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.
- d A case brought by someone to help him or her and all others who are similarly situated.
- e The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
5 Multiple choice questions
- A method whereby a poor person can have his or her case heard in federal court without charge.
- A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.
- The power of courts to declare acts of the legislature and the executive unconstitutional.
- Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
- The party that initiates a lawsuit.
5 True/False questions
*political question → An issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.
*courts of appeals → Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
*sovereign immunity → A doctrine holding that state and federal authorities can prosecute the same person for the same conduct, each authority prosecuting under its own law.
*constitutional court → A case brought by someone to help him or her and all others who are similarly situated.
*writ of certiorari → A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."