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Politics of the United States
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Is an individual or a group of people who bring a complaint against another party to court .
The party who defends against a complaint .
A government body that brings a criminal charge against a defendant
Court decisions can establish this,or guideline for how similar cases should be decided in the future.
The court to which a legal case first goes has this,or the authority to hear a case first
Plaintiffs or defendants have to appeal,or ask a higher Court to review their case.
Courts with this have the authority to hear an appeal
a court's calendar, showing the schedule of cases it is to hear
A written document explaining the position of one side or the other in a case.
a statement written by a justice who disagrees with the majority opinion, presenting his or her opinion
a statement written by a justice who votes with the majority, but for different reasons
The area of jurisdiction of a federal court of appeals
to send a case back to a lower court to be tried again
a case in which juries decide whether people have committed crimes
a legal dispute that does not involve criminal charges, usually when someones rights or property have been violated.
a court order requiring a person to appear and testify in court.
Is the power of the Supreme Court to overturn laws.
Is an effort by judges an active role in making policy .
An effort by judges to avoid overturning laws.
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