5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- *judicial review
- *legislative court
- *writ of certiorari
- a A legal rule stating who is authorized to start a lawsuit.
- b A written statement by an attorney that summarizes a case and the laws and rulings that support it.
- c The power of courts to declare acts of the legislature and the executive unconstitutional.
- d An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up a case for review.
- e Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
5 Multiple choice questions
- An examination of the political ideology of a nominated judge.
- Federal courts that hear appeals from district courts. No trials.
- The view that judges should discern the general principles underlying laws or the Constitution and apply them to modern circumstances.
- A doctrine holding that state and federal authorities can prosecute the same person for the same conduct, each authority prosecuting under its own law.
- The view that judges should decide cases strictly on the basis of the language of the laws and the Constitution.
5 True/False questions
*district courts → Cases involving citizens of different states who can bring suit in federal courts.
*plaintiff → The party that initiates a lawsuit.
*per curiam opinion → A brief and unsigned court opinion.
*opinion of the Court → Courts created by Congress for specialized purposes whose judges do not enjoy the protections of Article III of the Constitution.
*federal question cases → Cases concerning the Constitution, federal laws, or treaties.