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5 Matching questions

  1. *class action suit
  2. *fee shifting
  3. *political question
  4. *judicial review
  5. *diversity cases
  1. a A case brought by someone to help him or her and all others who are similarly situated.
  2. b Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
  3. c An issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.
  4. d The power of courts to declare acts of the legislature and the executive unconstitutional.
  5. e A rule that allows a plaintiff to recover costs from the defendant if the plaintiff wins.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. "Let the decision stand," or allowing prior rulings to control the current case.
  2. 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.
  3. Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
  4. An examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge.
  5. A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.

5 True/False questions

  1. *plaintiffA legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.

          

  2. *federal question casesCases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.

          

  3. *dual sovereigntyA rule that allows a plaintiff to recover costs from the defendant if the plaintiff wins.

          

  4. *activist approachA brief submitted by a "friend of the court."

          

  5. *writ of certiorariAn order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up a case for review.