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chapter 8 guide

how many judges serve in the district court? 1
what is the other name for the district court? trial court
if you appeal a case what court hears your case? court of appeals
how many judges or justices serve on the supreme court? nine
if an appealete court sends a case back to the trial it has... remanded the case
which court does not have a jury? supreme court
define the word jurisdiction power or authority
which states does the state of PA share a district with? delaware, new jersey
write an example of a civil case? divorce, custody battle, money, slander, car accident, trespassing
write an example of a criminal case? murderer, assault, kidnapping, identity theft, fraud
if you go to the court of appeals. how many judges will you see? three
true or false; when the court of appeals affirms a case, it sends it back to the district court false because affirming a case means that you agree with the case that was already given.
true or false; the supreme court is a trial court false because there is no jury
how many district courts are in the US? 94
how many circuits are in the US? 12
true or false.. Pennsylvania practices the death penalty? true.
true or false.. executing juveniles who have committed serious crimes is legal in the U.S. false.
who appoints federal judges? president & senate approval
true or false.. in the case at south hadley high school the six students involved in harassing phoebe prince, where charged as criminals? false. they were going to be at the beginning of the case, but they dropped the charges.
who was the plaintiff in the case popob v. hayashi? popob
what is the decision called in case? verdict
true or false.. all jurors must agree in order to reach a verdict? true.
which comes first.. court of appeals affirms the case or the case is appealed? case it appealed
what is a hate crime? a hate crime is when someone is targeted because of their religion, race, gender, etc.
true or false.. if congress passes an unconstitutional law, the supreme court can strike it down? true. arizona immigration law
Created by: rozzienicole1