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5 Matching questions

  1. *diversity cases
  2. *amicus curiae
  3. *in forma pauperis
  4. *sovereign immunity
  5. *activist approach
  1. a A method whereby a poor person can have his or her case heard in federal court without charge.
  2. b A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."
  3. c The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.
  4. d The rule that a citizen cannot sue the government without the government's consent.
  5. e Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
  2. An examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge.
  3. The power of courts to declare acts of the legislature and the executive unconstitutional.
  4. A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
  5. A case brought by someone to help him or her and all others who are similarly situated.

5 True/False questions

  1. *plaintiffThe party that initiates a lawsuit.

          

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

          

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

          

  4. *courts of appealsThe view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.

          

  5. *dissenting opinionA signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.