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Politics of the United States
US Government Test Study Guide
Terms in this set (25)
Which articles of the constituion discuses the court system?
Article 3, Section 1
Where are most cases in US decided?
How many courts of appeals in federal courts?
12 Courts of appeal
What do courts do?
Tax Courts / Territorial Courts
Federal jurisdiction decides cases that are...
The right to "say the law"
Person that is suing someone is the...
Court that listens to an appeal.
What type of court is the supreme court?
Who nominates Supreme Court justice?
Who "okays" Supreme court justices?
What is a requirement for a federal judge?
Who is the Chief Justice of the SC?
Who was the first woman SC justice?
Sandra Day O'Connor
Who was the first Hispanic SC justice?
Who was the first African American SC justice?
What justice died recently leaving the court with 8 members?
Which view looks at Constitution on in original form?
How many SC justices are there?
8 Associate justices
How many SC justices are specified in the Constitution?
Which president tried to increase amount of SC justices to 15?
Which court case started idea of judicial review?
Marbury V. Madison
Which chief justice decided that the SC has the final say on the Constitution?
CJ John Marshall
Latin for "to be made certain"?
When does the SC court meet?
October to May
There are two types of opinions written for every case decision. What are they called?
Majority is the opinion at least 5-4 votes
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