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U.S. Government 4.01 (The Judicial Branch)
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Which of the following cases would be heard first in an U.S. District Court?
A citizen of Mexico residing in Utah accuses a U.S. university of violating her civil rights
What is the role of a judge in a jury trial?
The judge makes sure the evidence is presented fairly and the jurors understand the law and procedures
During a jury trial,
each side in a criminal or civil case will present evidence to support their position
Petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court have
increased over time and are primarily accepted by writ of certiorari
Which of the following cases would be heard first in a state trial court?
damages related to a car accident
The majority of federal cases in the United States are settled by
U.S. District Courts
Which of the following cases would the U.S. Supreme Court be the first to hear?
a criminal trial involving a U.S. ambassador
The federal court of original jurisdiction is the
U.S. District Court
The U.S. Supreme Court accepts
about one percent of cases requested for review
Which of the following established the federal court system, including circuits and appellate courts?
The Judiciary Act of 1789
Jurisdiction means the
authority to hear and rule on a certain type of case
A case appealed from a Georgia court of appeals would go to the
Georgia court of last resort
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