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Judicial Branch Review

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  • Q1
    Who decides cases in the United States District Court?
    Judge and jury
    Judge no jury
    Jury no judge
    Magistrates
    30s
  • Q2
    What is a ruling used as a basis for a decision in other similar cases?
    precedent
    felony
    trial
    appeal
    30s
  • Q3
    In the U.S. District Courts, who decides the cases and what type of jurisdiction does the courts have?
    Judges; appellate
    Judge; original
    Justices; appellate
    Justices; original
    30s
  • Q4
    What order would a case follow if it was appealed through the federal court system? (Where it starts to where it finishes)
    Circuit Court-General District Court-Circuit Court
    Appeals Court-District Court-Supreme Court
    Supreme Court-Appeals Court-District Court
    District Court-Appeals Court-Supreme Court
    30s
  • Q5
    What is a complaint?
    First step in a civil trial
    First step in a Supreme Court case
    First step in a military trial
    First step in a criminal trial
    30s
  • Q6
    What is a criminal case?
    Where someone is accused of breaking the law
    Where someone is accused of breaking a contract
    Where someone is released from jail
    Disagreement between two or more parties
    30s
  • Q7
    What two types of legal issues do courts decide?
    Civil & Legal
    Legal & Judicial
    Felony & Misdemeanor
    Criminal & Civil
    30s
  • Q8
    What is bail?
    Money used to release a defendant from jail
    Payment for an attorney (lawyer)
    Payment for an expert witness
    Payment for protection
    30s
  • Q9
    What do police officers have to have in order to make an arrest?
    none of these
    probable cause
    criminal cause
    warrants
    30s
  • Q10
    What is the correct order of steps in a criminal case?
    Arrest, Jail/Bail, Arraignment, Trial, Verdict
    Trial, Verdict, Jail/Bail, Arrest, Probable Cause
    It varies
    Appeal, Trial, Jail/Bail, Arraignment, Arrest
    30s
  • Q11
    What is always going to be present in both civil and criminal cases?
    judges
    juries
    criminal acts
    prosecutors
    30s
  • Q12
    Which characteristic will always exist with a plaintiff and defendant?
    a jury that determines a verdict
    participants in a court case
    a guilty or not guilty plea
    individuals that determine probable cause
    30s
  • Q13
    What type of case is it when someone is accused fo violating another persons rights?
    criminal
    mental
    civil
    constitutional
    30s
  • Q14
    The 14th amendment deals with due process on the state and local level. Which amendment deals with due process on the National Level?
    1st
    10th
    5th
    27th
    30s
  • Q15
    What is the constitutional protection against unfair governmental actions and laws known as?
    voting rights
    bill of rights
    freedom of religion
    due process
    30s

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