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View Attempt 1 of 1 Title: Chapter 15 - The Federal Courts Started: April 1, 2008 11:52 PM Submitted: April 2, 2008 12:39 AM Time spent: 00:47:31 Total score: 69/70 = 98.5714% Total score adjusted by 0.0 Maximum possible score: 70 1. What did the framers call the least dangerous branch? Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. the Senate 2. the system of state courts 3. the Supreme Court 4. the president Score: 1/1 2. Which of the following is the essence of the rule of law? Score: 1/1 3. In what type of law is the government always the plaintiff? Score: 1/1 4. Compared to the other two branches of the federal government, the federal courts have had _____ institutional crises during its history. Score: 1/1 5. If a private individual brought a suit against a corporation for breaking a contract, what kind of law would this lawsuit involve? Score: 1/1 6. The party that brings a complaint in court is called the _____, and the one against whom the complaint is brought is called the _____. Score: 1/1 7. The doctrine of _____ requires courts to follow authoritative prior decisions when ruling on a case. Score: 1/1 8. The phrase stare decisis means Score: 1/1 9. Which of the following scenarios would most likely lead to a trial involving public law? Score: 1/1 10. Prior cases whose principles are used by judges to decide current cases are called Score: 1/1 11. In most circumstances, a Supreme Court is best described as a(n) _____ court. Score: 1/1 12. When a case is resolved through a negotiated agreement before a full trial is completed, it is called Score: 1/1 13.... View Full Document

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