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Judicial Vocabulary

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  • Q1
    Each regional circuit in the US has one of these in their district. They only have appellate jurisdiction, which means they only handle cases that are on appeal. They typically hear cases that have been appealed from federal district courts. Cases will NEVER be originated from this level of the federal court system.
    Supreme Court
    Superior Court
    Federal Court of Appeals
    State Court of Appeals
    60s
  • Q2
    Lowest level of federal court system. These courts hear the initial trial in federal crimes and civil cases involving Constitutional rights.
    Court of Appeals
    State District Courts
    Trial Court
    Federal District Courts
    60s
  • Q3
    The right of a person to be brought before a judge or court and to be told what they are accused of, used as a protection against illegal imprisonment.
    appeal
    due process
    habeas corpus
    search and seizure
    60s
  • Q4
    The highest level of federal court that we have in the United States. This level of federal court handles appealed cases from lower federal courts and from states’ highest courts.
    NC Supreme Court
    US Supreme Court
    District Court
    US Court of Appeals
    60s
  • Q5
    Lowest level of STATE court system. Minor crimes and infractions (e.g. traffic tickets) that don’t require a jury are heard here.
    State District Courts
    Trial Court
    Federal District Courts
    Superior Court
    60s
  • Q6
    2nd lowest level of STATE court system but still conducts trials. Felonies and misdemeanors that require a jury are heard here. Some appeals from district court are heard here.
    District Court
    Appellate Court
    Supreme Court
    State Superior Court
    60s
  • Q7
    The power of a higher court to review decisions and change outcomes of decisions of lower courts.
    original jurisdiction
    appellate jurisdiction
    due process
    exclusive jurisdication
    60s
  • Q8
    The state's highest court. Parties have no further appeal from its decisions on matters of state law but may appeal matters of Constitutional rights to the US Supreme Court.
    US Supreme Court
    State Supreme Court
    Superior Court
    State Court of Appeals
    60s
  • Q9
    The state’s intermediate court. Reviews the proceedings that occurred in the trial courts for errors of law or legal procedure; it decides only questions of law - not questions of fact.
    Traffic Court
    Supreme Court
    Federal Court of Appeals
    State Court of Appeals
    60s
  • Q10
    Review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act or executive action.
    Interpret Laws
    Judicial Review
    Due Process
    Appeal
    60s
  • Q11
    The power to hear a case for the first time.
    appellate jurisdiction
    trial jurisdiction
    due process
    original jurisdiction
    60s
  • Q12
    Fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen's entitlement.
    ex post facto
    due process
    habeas corpus
    rule of law
    60s
  • Q13
    A judicial opinion agreed to by more than half of the members of a court.
    syllabus
    majority opinion
    dissenting opinion
    concurring opinion
    60s
  • Q14
    A non criminal lawsuit, usually involving private property rights. For example, lawsuits involving breach of contract, debt, divorce, negligence, and copyright violations.
    appeal
    civil case
    trial
    criminal case
    60s
  • Q15
    A short summary of the legal basis of a court's decision appearing at the beginning of a reported case.
    syllabus
    legal brief
    concurring opinion
    argument
    60s

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