5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- *dissenting opinion
- *dual sovereignty
- *political question
- a An issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.
- b A signed opinion in which one or more of the justices disagree with the majority view.
- c The party that initiates a lawsuit.
- 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 A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
5 Multiple choice questions
- The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
- A rule that allows a plaintiff to recover costs from the defendant if the plaintiff wins.
- A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.
- An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up a case for review.
- Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
5 True/False questions
*federal question cases → Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
*amicus curiae → A brief submitted by a "friend of the court."
*standing → A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
*litmus test → A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
*activist approach → The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.