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Constitutional Courts include...
district courts, the courts of appeals, the court of appeals for the federal circut, court of international trade, and the supreme court
a state cannot be sued in federal court by its own citizens, by the citizens of another state or by a foreign country
legislative courts include...
tax court, claims court, territoral court, courts of the District of Columbia, court of military appeals, and the court of veterans appeals
American Bar Association (ABA)
the professional intrest group that has the most influence on the President and his choice of a federal judge
in which the plaintiff feels he has been wronged by the defendant and is seeking to recover something from the defendant
the government is the plaintiff and they seek legal action b\c the defendant has wronged society by his behavior. (these are cases like narcotics, embezzlement, fraud, larceny, and immigration
13 to 23 people, examines the evidence presented by the prosecutor to determine whether there is sufficient evidence against the accused to try a case
sets of the accussed free immediately, if the grand jury cannot find enough proof against someone
the right of a court to declare a law, or action based on that law, unconstitutional (Cheif Justice John Marshall used Judicial Rewiew in the case of Marbury vs. Madison
amicus curiae (friend of the court)
is filled by individuals who are not parties in the case but still have an intrest in the case's outcome
if a justice votes with amajority but wishes to explain his opinion he will write it down
the historical role of the supreme court has been to interpret and apply the constitution
belives that the judges should go beyone the "four coners of the Constitution" and use it to change society
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