5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- *district courts
- *dual sovereignty
- *in forma pauperis
- *amicus curiae
- a The party that initiates a lawsuit.
- b A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."
- c A method whereby a poor person can have his or her case heard in federal court without charge.
- d A doctrine holding that state and federal authorities can prosecute the same person for the same conduct, each authority prosecuting under its own law.
- 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.
- The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.
- A rule that allows a plaintiff to recover costs from the defendant if the plaintiff wins.
- 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
*opinion of the Court → Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
*concurring opinion → A signed opinion in which one or more justices agree with the majority's conclusion but for different reasons.
*strict constructionist approach → The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
*per curiam opinion → A brief and unsigned court opinion.
*remedy → A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.