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Politics of the United States
Judicial Branch Test Questions
Terms in this set (37)
Which article of the Constitution is the Judicial Article?
The Framers feared this branch the least.
Why is the Judicial article so short?
What is the only court established by the Judicial article?
Who creates inferior federal courts?
the are none
What are the formal qualifications for Federal judges?
Who nominates Federal judges?
Who confirms Federal judges?
Until recently, Federal judges were confirmed by a 60 vote majority. Today Federal judge confirmation requires the votes of what fraction?
Life in good behavior
For how long do most Federal judges serve?
How can Federal judges be removed?
Treason, bribery, other high crimes and misdemeanors
For what offenses can Federal judges be removed.
What is the lowest level of Federal court?
What is the name for the middle tier of Federal court?
What is the highest tier of Federal court?
Court of last resort
The US Supreme Court is often called the...?
What offense is most likely to put you in the lowest level of Federal court?
The type of case that involves breaking a Federal law.
The type of case involving one person who believes that they have been harmed by someone else.
The ability of a court to decide whether acts of the President or Congress are constitutional is known as...?
Marbury v. Madison
What case established the power of the courts to decide issues of constitutionality?
Judiciary Act of 1789
What law was in question in the case that established the power of the courts to decide issues of constitutionality?
We have two court systems-state and national.
America's judicial system is two-tiered. What does that mean?
State District Court and the Montana Supreme Court
Montana's judicial system is has two main parts. What are they?
Is the average person more likely to be tried or to sue in Federal or state court?
In court, what is the name for the person who is charged with a crime or accused of harming someone else?
In court, what is the name for the person who is alleging that someone or something harmed them?
What was the number of justices on the first US Supreme Court?
Who was the first Chief Justice of the US?
How many members are on the US Supreme Court today?
Who decides how many justices sit on the Supreme Court?
Which branch of government did the Framers fear the most?
Which branch of government did the Framers fear the least?
Framers feared that one of the branches would take away their rights.
For what main reason did the Framers fear the branches of government at all?
Who is the Chief Justice today?
Amy Coney Barrett
Who is the newest Supreme Court justice today?
Yes or no, defend your answer with concrete examples.
Can I wish you a Merry Christmas?
Pick one and explain why it is the most powerful. Use concrete examples.
Which is the most powerful branch of government today? Defend your answer.
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