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Question 1 1. Appellate courts have _____.

Question 2 2. What type of court decision sends a case back to lower court for further action?

Question 3 3. Smith sued Jones for breach of contract. The case is entitled 'Smith v. Jones'. Who is Smith?

Question 4 4. What must the government prove in regards to the minimum contact rule?

Question 5 5. John, a resident of Oregon, is on vacation in Wyoming. One night, he is driving in the snow and accidentally crashes his car into Mike's expensive motorcycle. John promises Mike that he will send him a check to pay for the damages when he gets back to Oregon. John never sends Mike a check and John owns no property in Wyoming. Which legal action should Mike take to make John pay for the damages?

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Question 6 6. Joe is suing the car repair shop because his muffler fell off within minutes of having it installed. Prior to payment, he signed a viable document with the repair shop which gave him a 6 month guarantee, but the shop claims they never managed to process the paperwork for the contract. Why would this be a matter of contract law?

Question 7 7. US Supreme Court original jurisdiction means:

Question 8 8. Which step is part of a criminal trial?

Question 9 9. What does substantive due process mean in quasi in rem jurisdiction?

Question 10 10. What is a characteristic of cases heard by the Supreme Court?

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Question 11 11. Two parties from different states are involved in a car accident in the resident state of one of the parties. Which type of jurisdiction is used to control property?

Question 12 12. Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have a term that lasts:

Question 13 13. What is procedural law?

Question 14 14. A person is arrested for a crime and held in jail. The person is not told what the charges are for a period of 79 hours. What legal right has been violated?

Question 15 15. Maria was denied acceptance into a country club. She was told that it was because of her national origin. Based on jurisdiction, where should Maria file her case?

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Question 16 16. How is venue decided in real estate cases?

Question 17 17. Appellate jurisdiction involves:

Question 18 18. Jim needs to have his case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. What does he have to do in order for that to happen?

Question 19 19. A young man is arrested by his ex-wife's uncle, who is a policeman, and charged with disorderly conduct. Why must a judge carefully review the substance of charges?

Question 20 20. How do appellate courts differ from trial courts?

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Question 21 21. Which is one of the reasons the venue would be changed for a trial?

Question 22 22. The Everyday Umbrella Company has dedicated salespeople who work in the State of Oregon. However, the Everyday Umbrella Company does not pay state unemployment or income taxes because they are headquartered in New York. Which two factors will the State of Oregon have to prove to establish jurisdiction in Oregon over Everyday Umbrella?

Question 23 23. What does the long arm statute refer to?

Question 24 24. What defines broad jurisdiction?

Question 25 25. Before a court can hear a case, personal jurisdiction must be established. Personal jurisdiction is applied to which of the following elements in a case?

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Question 26 26. There are _ justices who reside over U.S. Supreme Court

Question 27 27. Concurrent jurisdiction means:

Question 28 28. Which of the following is true regarding criminal and civil causes of action?

Question 29 29. A Writ of Certiorari is:

Question 30 30. What would have happened if Ernesto Miranda had been read his 5th and 6th Amendment rights upon arrest?

American Legal Systems: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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