American Judiciary System Overview
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American Judiciary System Overview

Learn about the American judiciary system including the roles of legislature, executive, and judicial branches. Explore the creation of a National Judiciary and the structure of State Courts.

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What is the role of the judiciary according to the text?

Interpreting laws

Which type of court is responsible for correcting errors made by lower courts?

Court of Appeals

What is the main difference between judicial activism and judicial restraint?

Following original intent vs. interpreting in the context of today

In the federal court system, what is exclusive jurisdiction?

<p>Cases involving a person charged with a federal crime</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which level of court usually has original jurisdiction in the state court system?

<p>Courts of General Jurisdiction</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term length for federal judges once appointed?

<p>Life with good behavior</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of a writ of certiorari in the context of the text?

<p>To request a lower court to send a case for review</p> Signup and view all the answers

'Judicial review' refers to the power of judges to:

<p>Decide constitutionality of government actions</p> Signup and view all the answers

'Court of last resort' is a term that refers to:

<p>The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What must happen before the Supreme Court takes on a case for review?

<p>At least 4 justices must agree to take it on.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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