Flashcards in Unit 3 Test Deck (20)
The Constitution assigns the power to control immigration to...
The majority of the cases the Supreme Court hears come from...
lower courts as appeals
Under this rule, a person can't be tried for the same crime twice
This Constitutional clause prohibits the government from unduly interfering with the freedom of religion
free exercise clause
One of these appellate courts is in each of the 12 judicial circuits, or regions, across the US
US Court of Appeals
The right to travel freely between states, the right to vote, and First Amendment rights are _____ rights.
One of Rome's greatest contributions to civilization and current legal systems is...
the Justinian Code (all laws are written down for the people to know and understand)
Parties not directly involved in the case but who have an interest in its outcome, who are known as "a friend of the court"
an amicus curiae
Explanation for the Supreme Court's decision is called...
A coalition of justices, who tend to take consistent positions in certain areas, is...
a voting bloc
A brief unsigned statement of the Court's decision is a...
per curiam opinion
These courts derive their powers from the Constitution and federal laws
A formal accusation handed down by the grand jury is...
This regulation opens meetings to the public
These courts help Congress exercise its power according to Article I of Constitution
What kind of jurisdiction does a trial court have?
An order from the Court to send up records is a...
writ of certiorari
A person who gives up citizenship in a country and moves to another country is called...
Without this freedom, there would be no political parties and no interest groups to influence the actions of government
Freedom of Assembly