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Politics of the United States
Ch 14; The Courts
Terms in this set (15)
When Andrew Jackson famously remarked, "John Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it," he was referring to the ____
inability of the Court to enforce its decisions outside the Court
Legislative courts ___
are created by Congress for special purpose
The ____ approves presidential appointments
The federal court system consists of three levels of courts; the Supreme Court, the courts of appeal, and the ___ courts
Brown v. Board of Education (1954) is an example of ____
the Supreme Court overruling a precedent
Lower courts consistently comply with Supreme Court opinions because if they do not, they most certainly could cause ____
confusion, such as reversal on appeal or the decision being struck down, and controversy
Which of the following most accurately describes the role of the Supreme Court?
The Supreme Court's decisions are final, as the court of last resort for appeals, and it is responsible for interpreting national laws
Which of the following would be considered a test case, such as Roe v. Wade ?
a case brought to force a ruling on the constitutionally of a law or executive action
Which of the following is an example of a facto that plays a primary role in the selection of federal judges?
their adherence to the ideology of the president What
The role of courts in developing Miranda rights and recognizing abortion rights illustrates the ____
importance of the courts as a pathway of societal change
Proponents of ____ believe judges should make bold policy decisions even if it means charting new constitutional groups
_____ is a legislative court
the U.S. Tax Court
What is a primary criticism of judicial review in the United States today?
many question whether the framers intended that the courts should have the power to declare state and federal laws unconstitutional
Which best described the action of the Supreme Court form 1801-1835 when Chief Justice John Marshall presided over it?
the Supreme Court sought to protect property rights and purse the idea of nationalism over states' rights
The use of of judicial activism ____
occurs among both liberal and conservative judges
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