Government Chapter 15
Terms in this set (11)
Can the Bill of Rights be overruled by judicial review?
No, it is the law of the land in the constitution
Who must approve nominations to the Supreme Court?
Only the Senate
What is the difference between an appellate and district court?
A) Appellate reviews previous court decisions
B) District Court is general trial court and do not handle appeals
What is different for judges than any other official in government?
They serve for life
What might delay a confirmation of a federal court nominee?
A divided government
What is the principle of stare decisis? (2)
Encourages judges to follow precedent when deciding cases
Which court case established judicial review?
Marbury v. Madison
According to the Constitution, which branch is the least responsive to public opinion?
The Courts (Judicial)
What are writs of certiorari?
Orders lower courts to deliver its records in a case so the higher courts can review it.
(The Supreme Court grants certiorari for less than 5% of the cases appealed to it)
Who chooses the president when neither candidate receives a majority in the electoral college?
The House of Representatives
Who determines the number of justices on the Supreme Court? (2)
Congress (It isn't specifically stated in the Constitution so Congress chose a number)