Chapter 16 T/f #1

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  • 1. 
    The Supreme Court has declared thousands of federal laws to be unconsitutional since 1789.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In the immediate aftermath of the Marbury decision, the Court began exercising judicial review with great frequency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Franklin Roosevelt was unable to alter the composition of the Supreme Court in his first term as president.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    If implemented, Roosevelt's reorganization plan for the Court would have allowed him to make two new appointments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Roosevelt actually left the presidency without ever having the opportunity to make a Supreme Court appointment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The only federal court the Constitution requires is the Supreme Court.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Consitution sets the number of justices on the Court at nine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The tradition of senatorial courtesy gives great weight to the preferences of the senators from the states where judges on the U.S. Courts of Appeals are to serve.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In recent years, Supreme Court nominations have usually been confirmed by the Senate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Under some circumstances, a criminal case involving only a violation of state law can be appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The text suggests that the typical district court case holds marvelous potential for broad policy making.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Supreme Court does not have to hear any appeal it does not want to hear.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In a typical year, the Supreme Court may consider over seven thousand petitions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The influence of law clerks on the selection of the Supreme Court's cases and the rendering of its decision is considerable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    In this country, each party to a lawsuit must pay its own costs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If the government kills your cow while testing a new cannon, you automatically have standing to sue the government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False