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Which of the following best describes the outcome of the Supreme Court case, Tinker v Des Moines
a) students deserve free speech, up to a point b) supports rights of the accused c) separate but equal is not okay d) students deserve freedom of the press
Which of the following best describes the Supreme Court case, Miranda v Arizona?
a) rights must be read upon arrest b) students right to freedom of the press c) separate but equal is okay d) students right to freedom of speeech
Which of the following best describes the outcome of the Supreme Court case, Plessy v Ferguson?
a) students right to freedom of speech b) rights of the accused c) separate but equal is okay d) students right to freedom of the press
Criminal laws involve
a) a dispute between Congress and the Supreme Court b) a dispute between Congress and the president c) a dispute between two individuals d) an individual breaking a state or federal law
How is a Supreme Court decision overturned?
a) states can overturn it. b) a consitutional amendment. c) Congress can overturn it. d) a president can overturn it.
Which of the following statements best describes jurisdiction?
a) the authority to apply the law. b) the system used to make laws. c) the system the president uses to appoint Supreme Court justices. d) lacking the authority to apply the law.
Terms for U.S. Supreme Court Justices are how long?
a) 20 years. b) 10 years. c) lifetime. d) until the president they are appointed under is done.
Most of the Supreme Court cases are based off of
a) state laws. b) federal laws. c) state constititutions. d) congressional hearings.
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is
a) John Roberts. b) John Boehner c) Harry Reid d) Mitch McConnell
The main job of the Supreme Court is to
a) introduce laws. b) enforce laws. c) make laws. d) interpret laws.
Which statement below best describes due process?
a) federal courts can appeal to the Supreme Court. b) legal proceedings and laws must be applied to all in a fair manner. c) you can be denied a lawyer. d) lower state courts can appeal to a higher state court.
All of the following are principles our court system is based on except
a) equal protection under the law. b) guilty until proven innocent c) The adversary system d) due process.
In order for a case to be heard before the supreme court how many justices have to agree to hear it?
a) 3 b) 5 c) 4 d) 6
What is the total number of Supreme Court justices?
a) 7 b) 5 c) 11 d) 9
Civil law involves
a) an invdividual breaking a state law. b) disputes between two people. c) the Supreme Court. d) an individual breaking a federal law.
Which statement best describes judicial review?
a) The Supreme Court can determine whether a law passed by Congress is constitutional. b) A federal court can determine whethere a person is innocent or guilty. c) a state court determines whether the state legislature is abiding by the constitution. d) The Supreme Court can review cases in other courts.
State courts get their powers from
a) state laws. b) the US Constitution. c) federal laws. d) Supreme Court decisions.
Most of the Supreme Court cases come from
a) cases involving congress. b) cases involving the president. c) appeals. d) original jursidiction.
When the Supreme Court makes a decision the explanation is called an
a) brief. b) review. c) legal draft. d) opinion.
Federal Courts get their power from
a) state constituions. b) the constitution c) state laws. d) court decisions.
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