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5 Matching questions

  1. *brief
  2. *judicial review
  3. *standing
  4. *legislative court
  5. *writ of certiorari
  1. a A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
  2. b A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.
  3. c The power of courts to declare acts of the legislature and the executive unconstitutional.
  4. d An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up a case for review.
  5. e Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. An examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge.
  2. Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
  3. The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.
  4. A doctrine holding that state and federal authorities can prosecute the same person for the same conduct, each authority prosecuting under its own law.
  5. The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.

5 True/False questions

  1. *district courtsCases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.

          

  2. *plaintiffThe party that initiates a lawsuit.

          

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

          

  4. *opinion of the CourtCourts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.

          

  5. *federal question casesCases concerning the Constitution, federal laws, or treaties.

          

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