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5 Matching questions

  1. federal magistrates
  2. per curiam decision
  3. justiciable disputes
  4. courts of appeal
  5. concurring opinions
  1. a decision w/o explanation; resolve immead case but have no value as preced
  2. b a req that to be heard a case must be capable of being settled as a matter of law rather than on other grounds
  3. c 8 yr terms, issue warrants for arrests, determ to hold arrest ppl for action by grand jury and set bail
  4. d appellate courts empwr to review all final decisions of district courts except in rare cases
  5. e written to support majority decision and also stress a diff const/legal basis for judgment

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. hear a case 1st usually in a trail; 90% cases begin/end here
  2. written by justices opposed to all/part of majority's decision
  3. lawsuits permit small # of ppl to sue of behalf of all other ppl similarly situated
  4. laws passed by legislatures
  5. hear cases brought to them on appeal from lower courts; review only the legal issues involved

5 True/False questions

  1. judicial restraintjud philos in which judges make bold policy decisions


  2. judicial activismjud philos in which judges make bold policy decisions


  3. writ of certiorarilet the decision stand


  4. standing to suereq that plaintiffs have a serious interest in a case


  5. statutory constructionjud interp of an act of cong