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Dual Court System
one state vs. one federal..complicates what kind of cases the fed. court may hear. *** 11th amendment, Article III
Test of ideological selection of judges.When conservatives are out of power.
What characteristics does a president look for when selecting judges?
majority of the senate,
ideology similar to what you believe......good attitudes!
What is the process for getting a judge on the bench?
The litmus test
the three levels of the federal court system
district, supreme court, court of appeals
-fined or $ damages
result - prison
What is "In Forma Pauperis"?
When poor people ask the government to pay their bills.
Class action lawsuit
a case brought into court by a person on behalf of not only himself but all other persons in the court under similar circumstances
documents that brings fourth the facts of a case, summarizes the lower court decision.
What process did the Bill of Rights come to apply to the states?
it applied to the national government.
"congress shall make no law'
6 constitutional rights in the 1st amendment
freedom of religion,
freedom of speech,
freedom of press,
freedom of peaceful assembly,
freedom to petition the government
Who made up the Clear and Present danger test?
Oliver Wendall Holmes.
Clear and Present danger test, what is it?
clarifies the law, but kept nobody out of jai, including Charles T.
any speech that points to lawful action
imminent danger test
replaces "clear and present danger test With this test
what does libel
a written statement that defames the character of a person
an oral statement that defames the character of a person
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