Flashcards in Chapter 18 Deck (20):
the lower federal courts
the authority of a court to hear cases
cases that can be heard only in federal courts
the person who files the suit
the person whom the suit is against
the power of a court to hear a case first
the authority of a court ti review decisions of inferior courts
a case in which a defendant is tried for committing a crime as defined by the law
a case involving a non-criminal matter
a courts list of cases to be heard
The writ ordered by a court directing a lower court to send up records for a given case for reveiw
writ of certiorari
A method of putting a case before the Supreme Court. Used when a lower court is not clear about the procedure or rule of law that should apply in a case.
It announces the Court's decision in a case and sets out the reasoning ion which it is based.
Examples to be followed in similar cases as they arise in the lower courts or reach the Supreme Court.
Written to add or emphasize a point that was not made in the majority opinion.
Written by justices who do not agree with the Court's majority decision. An appeal to the brooding spirit of the law, to the intelligence of a future day.
Satisfaction of a claim payment.
A court composed of military personnel, for the trial of those accused of violating military law.
a court operating as a part of the judicial branch, entirely separate fro the military establishment.