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Question 11.You have plenty of responsibilities regarding the stability of the political and legal system of the United States. Formally, one of your tasks is nominating federal judges. Which of the following are you?
Question 22.How is a decision made in the Federal Court of Appeals?
Question 33.Why are governmental powers shared between the federal government and state governments?
Question 44.Which of the following cases would NOT be heard by a federal circuit court?
Question 55.Once nominated, a candidate for federal judgeship must be confirmed. Which of the following steps is necessary for the candidate's confirmation?
Question 66.Supreme Court justices and federal judges are appointed for life terms. However, these appointments are conditioned upon which of the following?
Question 77.Sometimes a group will file a 'friend of the court' brief in order to pursue a particular cause, even though the group is not a party to the lawsuit. This type of brief is known as a:
Question 88.Keith is a potential candidate for spot on the Supreme Court. Where should he focus his lobbying efforts in order to reach the office he desires?
Question 99.Sometimes judges and justices interpret statutes or the Constitution strictly, emphasizing the limited nature of the court's power. This is known as:
Question 1010.The Supreme Court has the power to declare laws unconstitutional. This power is known as:
Question 1111.What type of jurisdiction applies to cases between residents of different states?
Question 1212.The U.S. federal government is divided into three branches, with each branch responsible for fulfilling specific governmental needs while remaining dependent on the other two. Moreover, each branch has the authority to review and restrain the operations of the other two branches. This is known as:
Question 1313.A prisoner is sentenced to life in prison after leaking secret NSA documents. Which of the following might allow him to be released from prison?
Question 1414.In order to file a lawsuit, a group must show that it has enough connection to the case to support its participation as a party to the case. This is known as having:
Question 1515.Which of the following members of the U.S. judiciary branch does NOT serve a life term?
Question 1616.All of the following parties can appeal the decision of a federal trial EXCEPT _____.
Question 1717.When could a party appeal a state case to the U.S. Supreme Court?
Question 1818.Interest groups pursue their causes uses a variety of tactics. Which of the following is NOT a widely used method?
Question 1919.How many federal judges are there in the U.S.?
Question 2020.Why would a defendant appeal a case to the state appellate court?
Question 2121.Which of the following cases can originate in a federal district court?
Question 2222.How many justices are there in the United States Supreme Court?
Question 2323.Larry sues his homeowner's association because they told him he couldn't fly his American flag. Larry believes this is a violation of his 1st Amendment rights. Larry loses in district court and asks for his case to be reviewed. What kind of court will hear his case?
Question 2424.James believes that the best way for the country to move forward is to ensure sustainable development and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, he has petitioned for a hearing with the Supreme Court to question whether several laws that increase the limits of greenhouse gas emission for large companies are constitutional. What is this an example of?
Question 2525.Which of the following cases would be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court?
Question 2626.Which of these Supreme Court decisions would be considered judicial activism?
Question 2727.Steve was pulled over for speeding. His car was then searched, and the police found a gun that he was not permitted to have. Steve was found guilty in trial court but believes his constitutional rights were violated because the police did not have a warrant or probable cause to search his car. Although Steve's lawyer brought this up during the trial, the evidence was not presented. What must Steve's attorney prove to the Federal Court of Appeals?
Question 2828.Which courts may serve both as appellate courts and trial courts?
Question 2929.Which of the following is an example of an impeachable offense?
Question 3030.Which of the following is NOT an example of a special interest group?
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