Monday, May 06, 2013

5/17 homework

The Court System Ch. 18

Answer the following:
1. What is meant by the dual court system? (506)
2. What is original and appellate jurisdiction? (509)
3. What is judicial activism? (510)
4. How many federal judicial districts are there and what is their jurisdiction? (512)
5. How many circuit judges sit on the appellate courts and what is to sit en banc? (514)
6. What is judicial review and why is it central to the Rule of Law? (517)
7. Give a brief of the Marbury v. Madison case and explain why it set the precedent for judicial review? (518)
8. What is a writ of certiorari? (520)
9. What are Majority opinions, precedents, concurring opinions and dissenting opinions? (522)