a court's authority to hear and decide cases
authority of only federal courts to hear and decide cases
authority for both state and federal courts to hear and decide cases
in accordance with the constitution
the power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state, or local law or government action goes against the Constitution
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 that expresses the views of the majority of the Supreme Court justices regarding 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 practice of using earlier judicial rulings as a basis for deciding cases
federal courts where trials are held and lawsuits are begun
the authority to hear cases for the first time
a court that reviews decisions made in lower district courts
the authority of a court to hear a case appealed from a lower court
the area of jurisdiction of a federal court of appeals
to send a case back to a lower court to be tried again
a detailed explanation of the legal thinking behind a court's decision in a case
a ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later, similar case
court of appeals
the federal court that hears only cases appealed from the lower district courts or from federal regulatory agencies
a legal dispute that does not involve criminal charges
a court order requiring a person to appear and testify in court
a complaint that is made to the court
a case in which juries decide whether people have committed crimes
a trial before a panel of military officers
the official in a district court who issues court orders and determines whether cases should be brought to trial
the district court official who serves subpoenas and arrests and delivers defendants to court
courts of lower authority
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