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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. *remedy
  2. *dissenting opinion
  3. *dual sovereignty
  4. *plaintiff
  5. *political question
  1. a An issue the Supreme Court will allow the executive and legislative branches to decide.
  2. b A signed opinion in which one or more of the justices disagree with the majority view.
  3. c The party that initiates a lawsuit.
  4. 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.
  5. e A judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
  2. A rule that allows a plaintiff to recover costs from the defendant if the plaintiff wins.
  3. A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.
  4. An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up a case for review.
  5. Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.

5 True/False questions

  1. *federal question casesCases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.


  2. *amicus curiaeA brief submitted by a "friend of the court."


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


  4. *litmus testA judicial order enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.


  5. *activist approachThe view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.


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