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Politics of the United States
Terms in this set (21)
Section 1, Article III of the Constitution
Determines the size of Supreme Court
What does the Supreme Court have final authority over?
The meaning of the Constitution
Madbury vs. Madison
Judiciary Act of 1789, Congress created the federal court system.
What type of jurisdiction does the Supreme Court have?
original and appellate jurisdiction
Which type does most of the Supreme Court cases come from?
"rule of four"
At least four people want to hear the case
Writ of Certiorari
order by the court directing a lower court to send up the record in a given case.
From where do most cases reach the Supreme Court?
How long do oral arguments last?
2 week sessions
written documents that contain statements supporting one side of a case.
announces court's decision with reasoning
to add or emphasize on a majority.
written by judges who appose the majority decision.
previous cases that are used to help present cases.
How many judges does the Supreme Court have?
8 associate judges
1 chief justice
Which courts are established in Constitution?
Order of Federal System
Federal, Supreme Court, and district/trial courts.
Order of State System
State, supreme court, and trial courts.
What does the trial level have?
only original jurisdiction
When does the supreme court meet?
1st Monday in October until following summer.
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