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Judicial Branch

Quiz by Raul Gutierrez-Pena

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  • Q1
    To interpret the laws
    Role of the Judicial Branch
  • Q2
    The highest court in the United States.
    Supreme Court
  • Q3
    Justice on the Supreme Court who presides over the Court's public sessions.
    Chief Justice
  • Q4
    A member of the Supreme Court who is not the chief justice.
    Associate Justice
  • Q5
    A term of office that lasts for the office holder's lifetime.
    Lifetime tenure
  • Q6
    The length of the term of office for a federal judge. This often implies a lifetime appointment; it is the long length of the judge's term that makes the confirmation process so important and the stakes for confirmation so high.
    Good Behavior
  • Q7
    Appointed by President and confirmed by Senate.
    Supreme Court nomination process
  • Q8
    Creates the Supreme court
    Article III
  • Q9
    The authority to hear cases for the first time.
    Original Jurisdiction
  • Q10
    The authority of a court to review decisions made by lower courts.
    Appellate jurisdiction
  • Q11
    An area of authority or control.
  • Q12
    The power of the courts to declare laws unconstitutional.
    Judicial Review
  • Q13
    A court's power to hear only specialized cases.
    Limited Jurisdiction

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