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chapter 8

TermDefinition
CIRCUIT Districts they serve.
JURISDICTION The authority to hear and decide a case
EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION Only federal courts may hear and decide cases.
CONCURRENT JURISDICTION Authority for both state and federal courts to hear and decide cases.
DISTRICT COURT The federal courts in which trails are held and lawsuits are begun.
ORIGINAL JURISDICTION The authority to hear cases for the first time.
APPEALS COURT To reviews decisions made in lower district courts.
APPELLATE JURISDICTION The authority of a court to hear a case appealed from a lower court.
REMAND Sending the case back to the lower court to be tried again.
OPINION Offers a detailed explanation of the legal thinking behind the court's decision.
PRECEDENT Gives guidance to other judges by offering a model upon which to base their own decisions on similar cases.
JUDICIAL REVIEW The court can review any federal, state, or local law of action to see if it is constitutional.
CONSTITUTIONAL Allowed by the constitution.
DOCKET Calendar
BRIEF A written document that explains one side's oposition on the case.
MAJORITY IPONION Presents the views of the majority of the justices on a case.
UNANIMOUS OPINION In which all the justices vote the same way.
CONCURRING OPINION Justice who agress with the majority decisions but has different reasons.
DISSENTING OPINION Justices who oppose the majority decisions.
STARE DECISIS A guiding principle for all judges.
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