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chapter 8

circuits the area of jurisdiction of a federal court of appeals.
jurisdiction a courts authority to hear and decide cases.
exclusive jurisdiction authority of only federal courts to hear and decide cases.
concurrent jurisdiction powers shared by the state and the federal government.
district courts federal court where trials are held and lawsuits are begun.
original jursidiction the authority to hear cases for the first time.
appeals courts a court that reviews decisions made in lower district courts.
appellate jurisdiction the authority of a court to hear a case appealed from a lower court.
remanding to send a case back to a lower court to be tried again.
opinion a detailed explanation of the legal thinking behind a courts decision in a case.
precedent a ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later,similar case.
judicial review the power of the supreme court to say whether any federal,state,or local law or government action goes against the constitution.
constitutional in accordance of the constitutional.
docket a courts calender,showing the schedule of cases it is to hear.
brief a written document explaining the position of one side of the other in a case.
majority opinion political principle providing that a majority of the members of a community has the power to make laws binding upon all the people.
concurring opinion a statement written by a justice who votes with the majority,but for different reasons
dissenting opinion a statement written by a justice who disagrees with the majority opinion,presenting his or her opinion.
unanimous opinion the supreme court rules on a case in which all justices agree on the ruling.
stare decisis the practice of using earlier judicial rulings as a basis for deciding cases.
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