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Chapter 15 Quiz Ready

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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.
12
The US Supreme Courte is made up of on chief justice and __________ Associate justices.
8
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.
Criminal
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.
Standing
Today's Supreme Court can best be described as ideologically _____.
Conservative
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