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PoliticsChapter2

TermDefinition
Direct Control constitutionally authorized
Indirect Control confirming judicial appointees and setting the judiciary's budget
Jurisdiction the power of the court to resolve a dispute "territory"
Geographical Jurisdiction distinct geographic regions
Subject Matter Jurisdiction cases individual courts can adjudicate
Original Jurisdiction to hear a case from the start and make a judgement call based on the law and facts
Appellate Jurisdiction review a decision made by a lower court
Federal Question Jurisdiction to hear cases that touch upon the Constitution or other federal laws
Diversity Jurisdiction to hear cases where the parties are from different states
Supplemental Jurisdiction to hear a case for which it would not ordinarily have original jurisdiction
Created by: cryogi