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1.  Legal briefs submitted by a "friend of the court" for the purpose of raising additional points of view and presenting information not contained in the briefs of the formal parties; attempt to influence a court's decision
2.  The point of origin for most cases in the federal system would be:
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3.  Which of the following statements concerning federal judges is NOT true?
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4.  Jurisdiction of courts, who view the legal issues involved rather than the factual record, that hear cases brought to them on appeal from lower courts
5.  The Constitution provided for:
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6.  The example of Eisenhower selecting Earl Warren to the Supreme Court demonstrates:
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7.  When Alexander Hamilton stated that “the Constitution ought to be the standard of construction for the laws, and ... wherever there is an evident opposition; the laws ought to give place to the Constitution…” he was advocating for:
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8.  The Supreme Court’s docket is mainly comprised of cases from:
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9.  Which of the following is NOT true concerning Senatorial courtesy?
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10.  When a justice on the Supreme Court agrees with the opinion of the Court but wishes to announce a different Constitutional or legal basis for the decision, the justice would write a:
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11.  Requirement that to be heard a case must be capable of being settled as a matter of law rather than on other grounds as is commonly the case in legislative bodies
12.  President Nixon, hoping to move the court toward an attitude of strict construction selected ________________ as the Chief Justice in 1969.
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13.  Judicial philosophy in which judges make bold policy decisions, even charting new constitutional ground; emphasis that the courts can correct pressing needs, especially those unmet by the majoritarian political process, is important to advocates of this approach
14.  Judicial philosophy in which judges play minimal roles, leaving that duty strictly to the legislatures
15.  Judicial interpretation of an act of Congress; Congress occasionally passes new legislation to clarify existing laws when this is an issue
16.  John Marshall strengthened the power of the Supreme Court by invoking judicial review in:
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17.  The general welfare clause and the necessary and proper clause are used as points of argument for those favoring:
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18.  Statement of legal reasoning
19.  Unwritten tradition whereby nominations for state-level federal judicial posts are not confirmed if they are opposed by a senator of the president's party from the state in which the nominee will serve; tradition applies to courts of appeal when there is opposition from the nominee's state senator
20.  Judicial interpretation of an act of Congress; Congress occasionally passes new legislation to clarify existing laws when this is an issue
21.  The most common manner for a case to come before the court is:
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22.  The concept of original intent means:
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23.  Today, most judges are selected by Presidents based on:
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24.  The Supreme Court today consists of a Chief Justice and:
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25.  Presidential appointee and the third-ranking office in the Department of Justice; in charge of the appellate court litigation of the federal government
26.  In order for the Supreme Court to hear a case:
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27.  Jurisdiction of courts, who are the ones that determine the facts about a case, that hear a case first, usually in a trial
28.  After being appointed by the President, a Supreme Court nominee is investigated by:
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29.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit:
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30.  That the Supreme Court should be an advocate for the under-represented and politically weak would be an argument for:
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31.  Latin phrase meaning "let the decision stand"; principle on which most cases reaching appellate courts are settled
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