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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. *brief
  2. *concurring opinion
  3. *strict constructionist approach
  4. *fee shifting
  5. *in forma pauperis
  1. a A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.
  2. b A rule that allows a plaintiff to recover costs from the defendant if the plaintiff wins.
  3. c A method whereby a poor person can have his or her case heard in federal court without charge.
  4. d A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.
  5. e The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. An examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge.
  2. A doctrine holding that state and federal authorities can prosecute the same person for the same conduct, each authority prosecuting under its own law.
  3. A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
  4. Cases concerning the Constitution, federal laws, or treaties.
  5. An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up a case for review.

5 True/False questions

  1. *constitutional courtA 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.


  2. *opinion of the CourtAn signed opinion of a majority of the Supreme Court.


  3. *standingA legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.


  4. *per curiam opinionA brief and unsigned court opinion.


  5. *dissenting opinionA signed opinion in which one or more of the justices disagree with the majority view.