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Unit 4 Reviews Final
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For what does being registered to vote or having a a driver's license make you eligible to be called?
Cases involving what comprise most of the cases heard by the Supreme Court?
Describe the "seating arrangement" in the supreme court.
Seated by seniority on the bench. Chief Justice sits in the center chair, senior Associate justice to his right, second senior to his left, so on.
Generally what kind of Justice will a republican President select for the court?
Whats the term for "a friend of the court"?
How long are the sitting and recesses of the supreme court?
Alternate 2 week intervals
How long does each side get to present their argument in front of the supreme court?
From where do the majority of the cases the Supreme Court hears from?
as appeals from lower court decisions
How many Justices were there on the original supreme court?
How many non-white have served on the US Supreme Court?
How many presidents never got to place a Justice on the Supreme Court?
How many court Justices have been impeached?
1 impeached, Samuel Chase
How many Supreme Court nominees has the senate explicitly rejected?
How many women have served on the US Supreme court throughout history?
Courts generally have two types of jurisdiction, what are they?
What are people who are engaged in lawsuit called?
What does a justice write when he or she agrees with the majority opinion, but for a different reason?
What is a coalition of justices called?
What is a crime that is motivated by the victims race, religion, gender, ethnicity or sexual preference called?
What is a formal accusation handed down by the grand jury?
What is a written decision by the Court called?
What is a written statement that sets forth legal argument called?
What is an order from the court to send up records called?
Writ of lertiorari
What is swing vote?
What is the court of last resort in all question of federal law?
What is explanation for the Supreme's Court decision called?
What is the foundation for deciding cases?
What is the Senate's control over the Supreme Court?
What is the title of the leader of the Supreme Court?
What is trial jury called?
What is traveling to hold court in assigned regions called?
Riding the circuit
What qualifications must Supreme Court Justices have?
What three Latin words are used in the traditional chant announcing the entrance of the Supreme Court Justices?
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!
What type of jurisdiction does a court of appeals have?
What type of jurisdiction does a trial court have?
What was the name of FDR plan to increase the size of the Supreme Court?
Court Packing Plan
When does a term of the Supreme Court begin?
The first Monday of October
What does the power to confirm appointments to the Supreme Court reside?
Which Supreme Court case changed law enforcement across the country?
Arizona vs. Miranda
What courts derive their power from the constitution and federal laws?
Which court derives the power from the state constitution and laws?
Which current Justice was confirmed by the slimmest margin?
Which group supports maximum Liberty in both personal and economic matters?
Which group would be in favor of the death penalty?
Which group would not be opposed to gay marriage?
What are the four ways a Justice could leave Supreme Court?
Retires, dies, quits, or impeachment
What is a conservative view regarding abortion?
Which justices make up the court conservative Bloc?
Thomas, Alito, Scalia, Roberts
Which justices make up the Court's liberal block?
Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan, Breyer
Which member of the Supreme Court has the least judicial experience?
Which president appointed 8 Justice into the Supreme Court second only in number to George Washington?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Which president was skipped and not place any justices on the Supreme Court?
Which senate committee conduct hearings and questions the Supreme Court nominee?
Senate Judiciary Committee
Which Supreme Court decision allowed black armbands to be worn in public schools?
Tinker vs. Des Moines
Which Court decision allowed or said separate but equal was constitutional?
Plessy vs. Ferguson
What two justices are roughly the same age?
Thomas and Alito
Who are people who try to influence the court?
Who has been on the court for the shortest length of time?
Who is considered to be the Swing Vote?
Who is the oldest Justice currently serving on the Supreme Court?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Who set the salary of the Supreme Court Justices?
Set by congress
Who was chosen to become the Chief Justice of the USA by President Bush?
Who was the first non-white to serve on the Supreme Court?
Members of SC
John G. Roberts (Chief)(C), Clarence Thomas (C), Sonia Sotomayor (L), Elena Kagan (L), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (L), Antonin Scalia (C), Samuel Alito (C), Anthony Kennedy (C/M), Stephen Breyer (L)
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