AP Government Final: Courts

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  • 1. 
                       court rule bearing on subsequent legal decisions in similar cases.
  • 2. 
                        the authority of a court to hear and decide a particular case.
  • 3. 
                     a brief filed by a third party who is not directly involved in the case but who has an intrest in the outcome of a case..
  • 4. 
              to engage in legal proceedings or seek releif in a court of law
  • 5. 
                    the power of the courts to determine whether a law or action by the President or Congress is constitutional
  • 6. 
                a lawsuit that seeks damages for "all persons similarly situated"
  • 7. 
                     court opinion reflecting the reflecting the views of most of the judges; decision of the court
  • 8. 
                  written by a justice who agrees with the majority but wants to emphasize a point of law or give a different set of arguments for reaching the court's verdict
  • 9. 
            body of judge-made law
  • 10. 
                  :Supreme Court orders a lower court to send it hte record of the case for review
  • 11. 
                      :is when the Supreme Court should actively check the other branches of government when they exceeded their authority
  • 12. 
                    the Supreme Court ruled that executive privilege cannot be used to prevent evidence from being heard in a criminal proceeding
  • 13. 
                    when judges who disagree with the majority opinion and their reasons why. It can form the basis of the arguments used years later to reverse the majority opinion in a similar case.
  • 14. 
                4 of the 9 justices have to agree to hear a case **its the way cases reach the Supreme Court**
  • 15. 
    Federal courts have jurisdiction in all court cases; state or federal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Special Courts like tax courts and bankruptcy are courts of limited jurisdiction
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    U.S. has never had a duel court system
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Supreme Court may excercise original jursidiction in cases involving foreign diplomats and in cases in which the state is a party
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    If a case is remended it is sent back to the court that heard the cse to fix the problem
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Judicial candidates are suggested by Dept of Justice, Senators, judges, and the Bar association.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    If a case is affirmed it means that decision is invalid and means nothing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Supreme Court can review a state Supreme Court decision only if a federal question is involved
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Most American law is based on English common law
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    FISA court can issue warrants without revealing the information used to obtain the warrant and can authorize searches without informing the suspect of the search
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Public opinion can check the judicial branch: people affected may ignore a decision that they do not agree with and/or the public may pressure elected officials not to enforce and unpopular ruling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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