6 Written questions
6 Multiple choice questions
- authority shared by both federal and state courts
- gives guidance to other judges by offering a model upon which to base their own decision on similar cases
- An opinion that agrees with the majority in a Supreme Court ruling but differs on the reasoning.
- federal courts where trials are held and lawsuits are begun
- Are allowed by the constitution
- to return a case to a lower court for a new trial
6 True/False questions
Appeals Courts → a court that reviews decisions made in lower district courts
Jurisdiction → the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
Circuit → (law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations)
Original Jurisdiction → the authority to hear cases for the first time
Majority Opinion → An opinion that agrees with the majority in a Supreme Court ruling but differs on the reasoning.
Appellate Jurisdiction → only federal courts may hear and decide cases