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amer. gov final CH11

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GRAND JURY GROUP THAT HEARS CHARGES AGAINST A SUSPECT AND DECIDES WHETHER THERE IS SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO BRING THE PERSON TO TRIAL
PETIT JURY A TRIAL JURY USUALLY CONSISTING OF 6-12 PEOPLE, THAT WEIGHS THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED AT A TRIAL AND RENDERS A VERDICT
INDICTMENT A FORMAL CHARGE BY A GRAND JURY
OPINION A WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF A SUPREME COURT DECISION;
ORIGINAL JURISDICTION THE AUTHORITY OF A TRIAL COURT TO BE FIRST TO HEAR A CASE
APPELLATE JURISDICTION AUTHORITY HELD BY A COURT TO HEAR A CASE THAT IS APPEALED FROM LOWER COURT
CONCURRENT JURISDICTION AUTHORITY SHARED BY BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS
APPOINTMENT OF FEDERAL JUDGES APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT APPROVED BY SENATE
FEDERAL JURISDICTION WHETHER A COURT HAS THE POWER TO HEAR A GIVEN CASE
MARBURY V. MADISON THE COURT ITSELF HAS THE FINAL SAY ON WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS
PLESSY V. FERGUSON SEPERATE- BUT- EQUAL DOCTRINE USED BY SOUTHERN STATES TO PERPETUATE SEGREGATION AFTER THE CIVIL WAR
BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA RACIAL SEGREGATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS VIOLATES THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE BECAUSE IT IS UNEQUAL
DEBS V. U.S. DEB'S SPEECH WAS NOT PROTECTED BY THE FREE SPEECH CLAUSE BECAUSE IT POSED A DEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE NATION'S WAR EFFORT
Created by: cara_02_1994