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American Legal Systems: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What must the government prove in regards to the minimum contact rule?

Question 2 2. 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?

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

Question 4 4. Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have a term that lasts:

Question 5 5. How does private law differ from public law?

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Question 6 6. US Supreme Court original jurisdiction means:

Question 7 7. In what way has the role of the U.S. Supreme Court changed over history?

Question 8 8. If two states are in dispute about an issue, where would the case be heard?

Question 9 9. What type of court decision sends a case back to lower court for further action?

Question 10 10. Conglom Incorporated has their headquarters in Florida and has salespeople sell their products from their homes in California. The state of California sues the company for unpaid taxes. Which type of jurisdiction applies to this scenario?

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Question 11 11. What is used in in rem jurisdiction to determine a relationship between the defendants and the state?

Question 12 12. US Supreme Court is the:

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. What happens if the plaintiff is unsatisfied with the decision at the U.S. Supreme Court?

Question 15 15. Which is one of the reasons the venue would be changed for a trial?

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

Question 17 17. Jimmy is an Asian-American. He wanted to attend a local public college but his application was rejected and he suspects it was because of his ethnic origin. He filed suit against the college. Why is constitutional law applied in such a case?

Question 18 18. Appellate jurisdiction in US Supreme Court involves cases that:

Question 19 19. A Writ of Certiorari is:

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. In the Intermediate Court of Appeals, an appellant or appellee _____.

Question 22 22. Why are U.S. Courts of Appeals powerful?

Question 23 23. Which citizens' rights does the 14th Amendment protect?

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. What does substantive due process mean in quasi in rem jurisdiction?

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Question 26 26. The U.S. Supreme Court hears cases:

Question 27 27. Melanie wants to file a divorce against Jack. They both live in the state of Hawaii. What criteria has to be met in order for them to go through with the divorce?

Question 28 28. What is substantive law?

Question 29 29. What is a characteristic of cases heard by the Supreme Court?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is true regarding criminal and civil causes of action?

American Legal Systems: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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