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The U.S. Court System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What type of jurisdiction is being used when cases are decided in specific courts based on their type, like a divorce or a murder?

Question 2 2. Appellate jurisdiction in US Supreme Court involves cases that:

Question 3 3. In the case of a tree falling on a neighbor's house, which court would hear the case first?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. 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?

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

Question 7 7. 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?

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

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Why was U.S. v. Hernandez brought to U.S. District Court?

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Question 11 11. Which party files a civil suit?

Question 12 12. Which step is part of a criminal trial?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have a term that lasts:

Question 15 15. Why are U.S. Courts of Appeals powerful?

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Question 16 16. What is used in in rem jurisdiction to determine a relationship between the defendants and the state?

Question 17 17. What must the government prove in regards to the minimum contact rule?

Question 18 18. Why would a plaintiff or state use in rem jurisdiction?

Question 19 19. Appellate courts have _____.

Question 20 20. The state supreme court is also known as _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following case involved abuse of discretion?

Question 22 22. A Writ of Certiorari is:

Question 23 23. In US Supreme Court, appeals from a lower court are:

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. What does the long arm statute refer to?

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Question 26 26. How is venue decided in real estate cases?

Question 27 27. Appellate jurisdiction involves:

Question 28 28. What is one of the ways venue is established in state courts?

Question 29 29. Concurrent jurisdiction means:

Question 30 30. 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?

The U.S. Court System Chapter Exam Instructions

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