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5 Matching Questions

  1. en banc
  2. US marshalls
  3. district courts
  4. statutes
  5. federal magistrates
  1. a assigned to each district crt to protect jud process and serve writs that judges issue
  2. b laws passed by legislatures
  3. c 91 federal courts of original jurisdict; only fed courts in which trials are held in which juries may be impaneled
  4. d with all judges present
  5. e 8 yr terms, issue warrants for arrests, determ to hold arrest ppl for action by grand jury and set bail

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. jud philos in which judges make bold policy decisions
  2. req that plaintiffs have a serious interest in a case
  3. hear a case 1st usually in a trail; 90% cases begin/end here
  4. nom by pres and confirm by senate, serves at president discretion, prosecutes violations of fed law and rep US govt in civil cases
  5. hear cases brought to them on appeal from lower courts; review only the legal issues involved

5 True/False Questions

  1. writ of certiorariformal document that calls up a case


  2. senatorial courtesyunwritten trad whereby noms for state lvl fed jud posts are not confirmed if they are opposed by senator from the state


  3. statutory constructionjud interp of an act of cong


  4. dissenting opinionswritten by justices opposed to all/part of majority's decision


  5. concurring opinionswritten to support majority decision and also stress a diff const/legal basis for judgment


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