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Unformatted text preview: 7. What is the distinction between civil law and criminal law? Who is the victim in each case? 8. Explain why a violation of privacy would be tried as a civil law matter, while obscenity would be tried as a criminal law matter. (Consider your answer the victim question above.) 9. What is meant by a justiciable controversy? 10. What are the three conclusions that an appellate court can reach? Explain each. 11. What is it called when the Supreme Court agrees to hear a case? 12. Explain the following types of opinions: majority, concurring, dissenting, and plurality....
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- Spring '08