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Judicial Branch Voc

Judicial Branch Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Jurisdiction the authority to interpret the law
original jurisdiciton the authority to hear a case for the first time
appellate jurisdiction the authority to review decisions of lower courts
probable cause reason to believe someone has broken the law
subpeona court order requiring a person to appear in court
Bail property or money given to a court to guarantee that a person will appear in court
appeal to ask for a review of the courts decision
verdict decision in a court trial
misdemeanor minor crimes
felony major crimes
arraignment when an accused person goes to court to enter a plea
justices Supreme Court Judges
Judicial Review the power of the Supreme Court to determine if a law is unconstitutional
unconstitutional not in accord with the constitution
Criminal Case Case in which a person is accused of a crime.
civil case case involving dispute over property or money
due process of law fair application of the law to one's case(being treated fairly by the government)
warrant Court document for arrest or to search someone's property
Plea when the accused says they are guilty or innocent
Created by: colliebl