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The United States Court System differs from the Virginia Court System in that it is established and governed by −
a) the Supreme Court Policies and Procedures manual.
b) federal laws and the Constitution.
c) the United States Senate.
d) Federal Policies and Procedures Guide.

Jurisdiction can best be described as −
a) a process in which elections are judged for fairness.
b) a governing body in the courts.
c) authority to interpret and administer the law.
d) closing arguments in a jury trial.

An appeal of a decision from a United States District Court in Virginia would be heard next by the −
a) United States Supreme Court.
b) Supreme Court of Virginia.
c) United States Court of Appeals.
d) Virginia Court of Appeals.

The United States Court of Appeals has jurisdiction in what type of cases?
a) family and domestic relation cases
b) all cases dealing with crimes committed on federal land
c) appeals from United States District Courts
d) appeals from the Supreme Court

The landmark case of Marbury v. Madison in 1803 established the concept of −
a) the Monroe Doctrine.
b) Manifest Destiny.
c) judicial review.
d) separate but equal facilities for blacks.

a) Declaration of Independence
b) United States Code of Legal Proceedings and Policies
c) Marshall Doctrine
d) Constitution of the United States of America

One of the United States and Virginia Supreme Courts’ primary functions is to −
a) hear all appeals from lower courts.
b) determine the constitutionality of laws and acts ordered by the executive branch.
c) inform all courts of Constitutional changes.
d) determine and appoint Juvenile and Domestic Relation Court Judges.

If the Supreme Court declares a law unconstitutional, the court is −
a) acting wisely.
b) violating the United States Constitution.
c) exercising its power of judicial review.
d) exercising its power of original jurisdiction.

Judicial review is −
a) the process by which a president can veto a law.
b) bringing a filibuster to an end.
c) the Supreme Court overturning a law that is unconstitutional.
d) reviewing court cases for appeal purposes.

The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States guarantee all citizens the right to −
a) due process.
b) vote.
c) bear arms.
d) have protection from cruel and unusual punishment.

The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees due process protection by the -
a) states.
b) federal government.
c) federal and state governments.
d) local government.

The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution extends due process protection to the -
a) states.
b) state and local governments.
c) federal government.
d) state and federal governments.

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