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Chapter 13

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1.  An opinion written by a justice who agrees with the Court's decision, but for reasons different from those in the majority opinion is called a ______________________ opinion.
2.  Federal judges are _____________________ by ___________________.
3.  ________________ describes the belief that the courts should defer to the decisions of the legislative and executive branches.
4.  Only the ___________ are allowed in the room when the Supreme Court cases are discussed in conference.
5.  Most of the Supreme Court's work is as ________________.
6.  _____________________ is the order issued by the Supreme Court to a lower court requesting the lower court to send it the record of the case in question.
7.  The federal trial courts are called ______________ courts.
8.  ____________ law spells out the duties that individuals in society owe to each other or to their governments, excluding the duty not to commit crimes.
9.  The U.S. Supreme Court consists of ______ justices.
10.  _______ arguments are presented to the justices of the Supreme Court by attorneys on behalf of their clients. 
11.  A ____________________ is a court decision that furnishes an example or authority for deciding subsequent cases involving identical or similar facts and legal issues.
12.  The ________________________ review the transcripts of the trial courts' proceedings and determine whether the trial courts erred in applying the law to the facts and issues involved in a case.
13.  The doctrine under which judges normally are obligated to follow the precedents established by prior court decisions is called ________________.
14.  A nominee for the Supreme COurt must be confirmed by a ____________ vote of the ____________________.
15.  The Supreme Court will not issue a writ unless at least ________ of the justices agree to hear the appeal.
16.  _________ law consists of the rules of law announced in court decisions.
17.  The Supreme Court claimed the power of judicial review in __________________________ (1803).
18.  _____________________ describes the belief that the courts should actively use their powers to check the activities of the legislative and executive branches to ensure that they do not exceed their authority. 
19.  There are _____ U.S. courts of appeals in the United States.
20.  ________________ is the authority of a court to hear and decide a particular case.
21.  An opinion written by a justice who disagrees with the Court's decision is called a _________________ opinion.
22.  Criminal defendants are prosecuted by __________________ on behalf of the government.
23.  ______________ law is the body of law developed from judicial decisions in English and US courts.
24.  _____________________ law consists of the rules, orders, and decisions of administrative agencies. 
25.  _______________ law is the body of law enacted by legislatures.
26.  Currently, there are ____ federal judicial districts.
27.  The requirement that an individual must have a sufficient stake in a controversy before he or she can bring a lawsuit is called ____________________________.
28.  The decisions of the federal appellate courts may be appealed to the ______________________.
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