5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- *diversity cases
- *amicus curiae
- *in forma pauperis
- *sovereign immunity
- *activist approach
- a A method whereby a poor person can have his or her case heard in federal court without charge.
- b A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."
- c The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.
- d The rule that a citizen cannot sue the government without the government's consent.
- e Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
5 Multiple choice questions
- The lowest federal courts; federal trials can be held only here.
- An examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge.
- The power of courts to declare acts of the legislature and the executive unconstitutional.
- A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
- A case brought by someone to help him or her and all others who are similarly situated.
5 True/False questions
*plaintiff → The party that initiates a lawsuit.
*federal question cases → Cases concerning the Constitution, federal laws, or treaties.
*fee shifting → A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
*courts of appeals → The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.
*dissenting opinion → A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.