The Judicial Branch USG Unit 4

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When both the state court and federal court have jurisdiction, it is called
concurrent jurisdiction
The celebrated decision in this case gave the Supreme Court judicial review.
Marbury v. Madison
Cases involving maritime law come under jurisdiction of the
federal courts
This court helps Congress exercise its power.
legislative court
If the government has not paid a bill for goods or services, you may sue this court.
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
This was the first African American appoint to the Supreme court.
Thurgood Marshall
These courts derive their power from the Constitution and federal laws.
federal courts
A trial court has
original jurisdiction
A formal accusation handed down by the grand jury is
an indictment
One of these appellate courts is in each of the 12 regions across the United States.
U.S. Court of Appeals
This court is a last resort in all questions of federal law.
Supreme Court
A court of appeals has
appellate jurisdiction
These courts are similar to district courts in function, operation and jurisdiction.
territorial courts
This is a trial jury.
petit jury
If you are registered to vote, or have a driver's license, you may be called
for jury duty
Traveling to hold court in assigned regions is called
riding the circuit
This is an order from the court to send up records on a case for review.
writ of certiorari
This is a written statement setting forth the legal arguments.
brief
One or more justices who agree with the majority 's conclusion about a case, but do so for different reasons, write a
concurring opinion
this person assigns the writing of opinions to the justices.
chief justice
This president appointed four justices to the Court.
Richard Nixon
The number of justices on the court is set by
Congress