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in forma pauperisA method whereby a poor person can have his or her case heard in federal court without charge.judicial restraint approachThe view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.judicial reviewThe power of courts to declare laws unconstitutional.litmus testAn examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge.opinion of the CourtA signed opinion of a majority of the Supreme Court.plaintiffThe party that initiates a lawsuit.political questionAn issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.remedyA judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.stare decisisLet the decision stand, or allowing prior rulings to control the current case.writ of certiorariAn order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up a case for review.