Edwards, Lineberry Chp. 16

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  • 1. 
    Which one of the following is NOT true about the federal district courts?
    • A. 

      Congress gave federal district judges jurisdiction over diversity of citizenship cases

    • B. 

      They are entry points for most litigation in the federal court system

    • C. 

      They hear appeals from municipal, county, and state courts

    • D. 

      They are the only federal courts in which trials are held, and juries may be impaneled

    • E. 

      Each district has between 2 and 28 judges, with one judge usually presiding alone over most cases


  • 2. 
    A plaintiff cannot bring suit unless he or she has fulfilled which of the following requirements?
    • A. 

      Paid bail

    • B. 

      Filed an amicus curiae brief

    • C. 

      Appealed the case

    • D. 

      Hired a public defender

    • E. 

      Established standing to sue


  • 3. 
    Which of hte following statements are true about the cases on the Supreme Court's docket?I.  The Supreme Court tries to hear every case that is appealed to itII.  Cases pertaining to civil liberties are more likely to be placed on the docketIII. The US solicitor general decides which cases the Supreme Court will hearIV. The Supreme Court has original jurisdiction in cases involving civil disputes among residents of a particular state
    • A. 

      II only

    • B. 

      IV only

    • C. 

      I nad II only

    • D. 

      II and III only

    • E. 

      III nad IV only


  • 4. 
    Courts with appellate jurisdiction focus their attention on which aspect of a case?
    • A. 

      The facts presented by both parties in the original case

    • B. 

      The amicus curiae briefs registered with the court

    • C. 

      The backbrounds of the jury members in the original case

    • D. 

      The legal issues involved in the original case

    • E. 

      Teh testimonies of both sides given before the Supreme Court


  • 5. 
    Congress influences the ideology of the Supreme Court by
    • A. 

      Passing laws to limit judicial review and prohibit judicial activism

    • B. 

      Issuing recommendations on pending cases through the Senate Judiciary committee

    • C. 

      Approving or rejecting the president's nomination of Supreme Court justices

    • D. 

      Chooosing which cases the Supreme Court will hear

    • E. 

      Nominating justices for the president's approval


  • 6. 
    All of the following statements accurately describe the federal court system EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Very few federal cases actually go to trial

    • B. 

      Federal courts only handle cases involving federal laws

    • C. 

      All federal judges must be nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate

    • D. 

      Lower courts are expected to adhere to the precedents set by higher courts

    • E. 

      Some federal courts have original jurisdiction, whereas others have appellate jurisdiction


  • 7. 
    Which of hte following is the most frequent outcome of a case on the Supreme Court's docket?
    • A. 

      It significantly alters current policies

    • B. 

      The justices vote unanimously

    • C. 

      It reverses the decision of the lower court

    • D. 

      It overrules the Court's own precedent

    • E. 

      The lower court's decision stands


  • 8. 
    The decisoin of a federal court is most likely determined by
    • A. 

      The argument put forth by the prosecution

    • B. 

      The argument put forth by the defense

    • C. 

      Precedents set in similar cases

    • D. 

      Which law school the judge attended

    • E. 

      Briefs submitted by the federal government


  • 9. 
    Which of the following methods is an interest group most likely to use to influence the federal judiciary?
    • A. 

      Running advertisements endorsing a Supreme Court nominee

    • B. 

      Giving campaign contribution to prospective federal judges

    • C. 

      Filing amicus curiae briefs

    • D. 

      Contributing money to the Federal Judiciary Retirement Fund

    • E. 

      Recruiting candidates to run against disliked federal judges


  • 10. 
    What is the significance of the Supreme Court's decision in Marbury v. Madison?
    • A. 

      It articulated the doctrine of habeas corpus

    • B. 

      It established the Supreme Court's power to exercise judicial review

    • C. 

      It limited the influence and authority of the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      It established the doctrine of implied powers

    • E. 

      It established the principle of equal protection of the laws as the cornerstone for expanding civil rights


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