5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- *courts of appeals
- *activist approach
- *district courts
- *political question
- a Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
- b The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
- c A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
- d An issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.
- 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
- Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
- A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
- The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
- A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."
- "Let the decision stand," or allowing prior rulings to control the current case.
5 True/False questions
*brief → A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
*per curiam opinion → A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.
*concurring opinion → A signed opinion in which one or more of the justices disagree with the majority view.
*fee shifting → A rule that allows a plaintiff to recover costs from the defendant if the plaintiff wins.
*federal question cases → Cases concerning the Constitution, federal laws, or treaties.