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AP US Gov't Exam 3 Review

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  • Q1
    Most American law is based on __________.
    Marbury v. Madison
    the common law system
    the Federal Register
    Judicial Review
  • Q2
    A court rule bearing on subsequent legal decisions in similar cases is called __________.
    criminal law
    a precedent
    a judicial maxim
    common law
  • Q3
    A __________ is a law enacted by a federal or state legislature.
  • Q4
    The doctrine of judicial review was established by __________.
    the Tenth Amendment
    The Federalist #10
    The Constitution
    Marbury v. Madison
  • Q5
    __________ are most likely to be considered unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
    State laws
    Lower court decisions
    Laws passed by Congress
    Decisions by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Q6
    How else does the Legislative Branch check the power of the Judiciary?
    Confirmation Power
    Judicial Review
    Senatorial Courtesy
    The House of Representatives’ power to nominate federal judges
  • Q7
    Jurisdiction refers to __________.
    statutory law
    the authority of a court to hear a case
    the constitutionality of a law
    rules and principles announced in court decisions
  • Q8
    A question that has to do with the U.S. Constitution, acts of Congress, or treaties is known as a __________ question.
  • Q9
    Usually appellate courts look at questions of __________.
    legal interpretations
  • Q10
    Which of the following is a primary consideration of the President with judicial nominees?
    What state they live in
    Prior Decisions of the Judge
    Control of the House
  • Q11
    Of the total number of cases that are decided each year, those reviewed by the Supreme Court represent __________.
    roughly 5 percent of those appealed to them
    less than one-half of a percent
    less than one case in a million appealed there each year
    over half of all cases
  • Q12
    A writ of certiorari by the Supreme Court orders __________.
    Federal Courts to abide by the decisions of the US Supreme Court
    both parties in a case to reach agreement without further litigation
    a lower court to send it the record of a case for review
    Congress to rewrite unconstitutional legislation
  • Q13
    The rule of four refers to the requirement that at least four __________.
    justices research the case prior to oral arguments
    justices be present during oral arguments
    months must pass between a ruling by a lower court
    justices vote in favor of issuing a writ of certiorari
  • Q14
    Which of the following is a way in which the EXECUTIVE BRANCH can check the Judiciary?
    nominate judges who reflect the President's beliefs
    Submit an amicus brief
    Propose a new law
    Confirm new judges
  • Q15
    Which of the following is NOT apart of Federal Question Jurisdiction?
    Federal Laws
    The US Constitution
    the 4th Amendment to the Constitution
    Civil Diversity

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