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Carroll-Chapter 11

Carroll County-Mr. C-Chapter 11

Federal system's trial courts district courts
written legal arguments briefs
guiding principles precedents
request for appeal to Supreme Court writ of certiorari
court's authority to hear a case's initial trial original jurisdiction
court schedule docket
people who believe that interpretation of the Constitution & laws should be limited to words they contain strict constructionists
traditional principle followed in making nominations for district court appointments senatorial courtesy
hear appeals of U.S. district courts courts of appeals
authority, given by the Constitution, to administer & interpret the law jurisdiction
people who believe that interpretation of the Constitution & laws should be influenced by consideration of current social & political conditions loose constructionists
agrees with majority ruling yet disagrees with most or some of an opinion's grounds concurring opinion
documents filed with the Court by groups that are affected by a case but are not legally involved in it amicus curiae briefs
power to review cases already decided by lower courts appellate jurisdiction
reflects views of most of the Court majority opinion
Created by: rdchiar