Judicial Power: Definition & Examples


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This type of law is concerned with violations of state or federal law, in which the accused is put on trial by the government:

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1. The first level of the U.S. court system handles testimony, introduction of evidence, and a verdict. This type of court handles:

2. The U.S. Constitution describes the Supreme Court in this section of the document:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge of judicial power. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the introduction of evidence and testimony.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • First stage of the trial process
  • Cases dealing with financial restitution or compensation
  • Violations of state or federal law

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on judicial power
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the difference between civil and criminal cases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Constitution's description for the Supreme Court

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Judicial Power: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify the characteristics of the U.S. judiciary
  • Identify the highest court in America
  • Understand how the judicial process works
  • Differentiate between civil and criminal cases
  • Understand the meaning of key terms, such as acquittal, appeal, original jurisdiction, and district court