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Number of justices currently serving on the U.S. Supreme Court.
a) 6 b) 7 c) 8 d) 9
Term of a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
a) 10 years b) 20 years c) 40 years d) life
When requesting the Supreme Court to review a case, what document must be sent to the Court?
a) Writ of Certiorari b) Petition for Writ of Certiorari c) Writ of Habeas Corpus d) Petition for Habeas Corpus
Name for the half-wall that separates the audience from the people involved in the trial.
a) bench b) partition c) bar d) barrier
Courts of Appeal at the state and national level are also known as
a) superior courts b) circuit courts c) district courts d) supervisory courts
Which court case gave the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) the power of judicial review.
a) Marbury v. Madison b) Dred Scott v. Sandford c) McCulloch v. Maryland d) Gideon v. Wainwright
Which case gave the Supreme Court the power to make political decisions?
a) Marbury v. Madison b) Dred Scott v. Sandford c) Gideon v. Wainwright d) McCullough v. Maryland
How many U.S. senators are there in Congress?
a) 50 b) 75 c) 100 d) 125
Who leads the judge into the courtroom?
a) clerk b) no one c) bailiff d) district attorney
It is what happens when there is a hung jury.
a) judge/jury automatically issues guilty verdict b) judge/jury automatically issues not guilty verdict c) judge declares a mistrial d) judge sends case back to grand jury
The place in the courtroom where the judge is seated is know as the what?
a) bar b) bench c) seat d) stall
How many U.S. representatives are there in Congress?
a) 100 b) 135 c) 400 d) 435
Term which describes a jury being isolated from the public during the course of a trial.
a) jurisdiction b) indictment c) sequester d) affidavit
What is the term of a Louisiana Supreme Court Justice?
a) 7 years b) 14 years c) 20 years d) life
Which person in a trial maintains all of the evidence and court records?
a) bailiff b) judge c) court clerk d) district attorney
In which type of court are adoption cases heard?
a) city court b) juvenile court c) family court d) federal district court
Another name for an appellate court is a _______ court.
a) supreme b) superior c) circuit d) district
How many peremptory challenges does each attorney get during a voir dire?
a) 6 b) 8 c) 10 d) 12
A mistrial may be declared in all of the following circumstances except
a) hung jury b) jury tampering c) serious error of law made by judge or one of the attorneys d) when two or more witnesses do not show up for the trial
What is discovery?
a) When the defense and the prosecuting attorneys share information before a trial. b) When the defense and the prosecuting attorneys share information after a trial c) When the defense and the prosecuting attorneys present their cases at the trial d) When the defense or prosecution uncover new evidence during a trial
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