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Chapter 8


Circuitss districts they serve
jurisdiction authority to hear and decide a case
exclusive jurisdiction only federal courts may hear and decide cases
concurrent jurisdiction both federal and state courts have jurisdiction
discrict court federal courts in which trials are held and lawsuits are begun
original jurisdiction authority to hear cases for the first time
appeals courts review decisions made in lower district courts
appellate jurisdiction authority of a court to hear a case appealed from a lower court
remanding reversing a decision
opinion detailed explantion of legal thinking behinds court decisions
precedent gives guidence to other judges by offering a model upon which to base their own decisions on similar case
judical review court can review any federal, state, or local law or action to see if its constitutional
constitutional allowed by the constitutiion
brief written document that explains one sides position on the case
majority opinion view of the majority of the justices case
concurring opinion justice who agrees with the majority decision but has different reasons
dissenting opinion justices who oppose the majority decision
unanimous opinion all justices vote the same way
stare decisis let the decision stand
Created by: jordanlofton