5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- *in forma pauperis
- *political question
- *district courts
- *constitutional court
- *strict constructionist approach
- a The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
- b A federal court authorized by Article III of the Constitution that keeps judges in office during good behavior and prevents their salaries from being reduced. They are the Supreme Court (created by the Constitution) and appellate and district courts created by Congress.
- c A method whereby a poor person can have his or her case heard in federal court without charge.
- d An issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.
- e The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
5 Multiple choice questions
- A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.
- The rule that a citizen cannot sue the government without the government's consent.
- A doctrine holding that state and federal authorities can prosecute the same person for the same conduct, each authority prosecuting under its own law.
- A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.
- The party that initiates a lawsuit.
5 True/False questions
*courts of appeals → Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
*remedy → A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
*per curiam opinion → A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.
*class action suit → Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
*fee shifting → A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.