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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. majority opinion
  2. inferior courts
  3. court in conference
  4. amicus curiae
  5. stare decisis
  1. a "let the decision stand"
  2. b refers to a meeting of the full court to discuss cases they have heard in oral argument
  3. c Court's opinion on a case
  4. d federal courts beneath SC
  5. e filed by persons who are not actual parties in a case

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. bush 41 appointee to SC
  2. newest member of SC
  3. "cases heard in ONLY federal courts"
  4. "cases heard in either federal or state courts
  5. higher court sends a case back down to a lower court

5 True/False questions

  1. rule of four"Rule" by which SC


  2. JP stevenshigher court sends a case back down to a lower court


  3. appellate courthear a much narrower range of cases


  4. docket"list of cases a court is going to hear"


  5. special courtsmakes a judgement based on facts of case