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Justices who disagree with the majority decision of teh Court may choose to publicize the character of their disagreement in the form of a..

Dissenting Opinion

Which of the following is not a case in which the federal courts would have jurisdiction?

A case involoving burglary of a house

The country is divided to __________ regional judicial circuits, each of which has a US court of Appeals.


The US Supreme Courte is made up of on chief justice and __________ Associate justices.


Which of the following factors is affect how federal district court judges are chosen

ALL; Legal experience and good character; Ideological views similar to the president's; Senatorial courtesy

For the most part, original jurisdiction courts in the federal judiciary are..

federal district courts

Most cases reach teh Supreme Court through...

Writs of certiorai

Doctor Jane Doe delivered a baby while drunk. The baby died during delivery adn the parents sed teh doctor. What kind of case would that be?

Tort case

Cases of _______ law are those in which the government charges an individual with violating a statue that has been enacted to protect the public health, safety, morals, or welfare.


The 3 steps in the Supreme Court's procedures, in order, are...

preparing briefs, giving oral argument, and making opinions

According to teh authors, the Court's most important decisions were...

Those that protected teh freedoms of those whose beliefs or race made them unpopular

Judicial review was established in the case of _________.

Marbury vs. Madison

Justices who agree with the majority decision but disagree with the legal reasoning will likely file a...

Concurring opinion

Why did Congress confer on federal courts the authority to isse writs of habeas corpus?

Distrust of southren courts after Civil War

Parties in a case must show _______; that is, they must show that they have substantial stake in the outcome of a case.


Today's Supreme Court can best be described as ideologically _____.


More than ______ percent of all court cases in the US are heard in ________ courts.

99, State

Which of the following concepts is the least related to the other concepts?

Judicial policymaking

Which of the following wasnt a limitation on the federal courts for much of American history?

All of were limitations on the court for most of American history

Every year nearly _______ million cases are tried in US courts and one American in every ________ is directly involved in litigation.

25, 9

Which of the following cases is NOT an example of juicial activism?

ALL; Bush v Gore, Roe v Wade, Brown v Bored of Education

If you were an outside intreset group and wanted to influence the Supreme Court's ruling on a case it will hear next month, what action would have the most influence?

file an amicus curiae brief

The courts do not have teh power to render advisory opinions to legislalture or agencies abotuthe constititionality of proposed laws or regulations. This is deifintion of the court access requirement called...

Cases and controversis

A member of the US Supreme Court believes that she shold defer to the views of Congress when interpreting federal statutes. This person is an advocate of...

Judicial Restraint

A ___________ is a legal action by which a group of individuals with common interest can file a suit on behalf of everyone who stares that interest

Class action suit

The authority and the obligation to review any low or lower court decision where a substantial issue of public law is involved is the definition of..

Judicial Review

According to the text, in recent years, the Supreme Court

has become more involved in political issues

The doctrine of stare decisis

is reasonging from precedent

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