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Government body that brings a criminal charge against the accused
a) prosecution b) appeal c) precedent d) judicial review
Individual or group that brings a complaint against another party
a) plaintiff b) defendent c) opinion d) precedent
Another name for court of appeals
a) circuit courts b) judicial activism c) original jurisdiction d) judicial restraint
Request for a higher court to review a case
a) appeal b) opinion c) appellate jurisdiction d) prosecution
Power of the Supreme Court to overturn laws
a) judicial review b) judicial restraint c) appellate jurisdiction d) circuit courts
Guidelines for how similar cases should be decided in the future
a) precedent b) judicial activism c) judicial review d) courts of appeals
Effort by judges to play an active role in making policy
a) judicial activism b) precedent c) circuit courts d) opinion
Written statement explaining a decision
a) opinion b) defendant c) judicial review d) prosecution
Party who defends against a complaint
a) defendant b) prosecution c) plaintiff d) opinion
Work by judges to avoid overturning laws
a) judicial restraint b) courts of appeals c) appellate jurisdiction d) original jurisdiction
The authority to hear a case first
a) original jurisdiction b) judicial restraint c) appeal d) judicial activism
The authority to hear a case from a lower court
a) appellate jurisidiction b) defendant c) precedent d) judicial review
Handle appeals from federal district courts
a) Court of appeals b) circuit courts c) appellate jurisidiction d) opinion
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