American Legal Systems Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What happens if the plaintiff is unsatisfied with the decision at the U.S. Supreme Court?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Which party files a civil suit?

Question 4 4. 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?

Question 5 5. What is used in in rem jurisdiction to determine a relationship between the defendants and the state?

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Question 6 6. A Writ of Certiorari is:

Question 7 7. Public laws affect:

Question 8 8. 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?

Question 9 9. In US Supreme Court, appeals from a lower court are:

Question 10 10. Once a case is brought to appellate court, the plaintiff is named and the defendant is named .

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Question 11 11. This court generally only deals with matters of state or national importance or appeals from the appellate court. It is also the last step in the appeals process.

Question 12 12. Which of the following case involved abuse of discretion?

Question 13 13. Appellate jurisdiction in US Supreme Court involves cases that:

Question 14 14. Why are U.S. Courts of Appeals powerful?

Question 15 15. In the case of a person caught driving while intoxicated, a few things would have to be proven. Once these things are proven, the person can be taken into custody. Next, will determine the steps the case must take.

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Question 16 16. The buck stops with this court as there is no higher state court to appeal to and is considered the court of last resort as it applies to questioning state law violations.

Question 17 17. Which type of court case would have to establish subject matter jurisdiction?

Question 18 18. Bob's TLC Company is being sued by some of it's employees. Bringing an out-of-state defendant to trial in another state is not cut and dry. _ with the forum state needs to be established.

Question 19 19.

Under original jurisdiction, or the first court to hear the case, some of the cases the United States Supreme Court can hear are:

1. Disputes between two states

2. Disputes where the United States is a party to the case

3. Disputes between individuals who do not share a common state

4. A dispute or crime that arises under a violation of federal law

Question 20 20. In The State of Oregon v. Hood River Juice, the defendant was accused of polluting natural resources like streams and other bodies of water with chemicals used to process juice. The owner of Hood River Juice pleaded guilty to the crime of polluting.

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Question 21 21. If two states are in dispute about an issue, where would the case be heard?

Question 22 22. There are cases where state or federal court have _ over a case, meaning either court can hear the case. This is called:

Question 23 23. The state supreme court is also known as _____.

Question 24 24. Why would a plaintiff or state use in rem jurisdiction?

Question 25 25. Concurrent jurisdiction means:

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Question 26 26.

In state courts, venue is decided by:

1. Where the plaintiff lives or does business

2. Where the defendant lives or does business

3. Location of the witnesses

4. Location of the court

Question 27 27. US Supreme Court original jurisdiction means:

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. Gus wants the Supreme Court to hear his case. Appellate cases require a _ requesting permission to address this court.

Question 30 30. Why was U.S. v. Hernandez brought to U.S. District Court?

American Legal Systems Chapter Exam Instructions

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