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gov. chapter 18

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jurisdiction   the authority of a court to hear and decide a case.  
plaintiff   the person who initiates a law suit  
defendant   the party who must defend against the complaint  
exclusive jurisdiction   cases that can olny be heard in federal court.  
appellate jurisdiction   this court is the higher court and may uphold, overrule, or in some way modify the decision appealed from the lower court.  
original jurisdiction   a court that hears a case on appeal from a lower court.  
concurrent jurisdiction   have the power to hear olony state cases  


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