5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- *constitutional court
- *judicial review
- *courts of appeals
- *per curiam opinion
- *district courts
- a A brief and unsigned court opinion.
- 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 Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
- d The power of courts to declare acts of the legislature and the executive unconstitutional.
- e The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
5 Multiple choice questions
- An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up a case for review.
- An issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.
- A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.
- Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
- A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.
5 True/False questions
*federal question cases → Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
*plaintiff → The party that initiates a lawsuit.
*standing → The party that initiates a lawsuit.
*litmus test → A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
*dissenting opinion → A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.