Ch 15 - 1 What did the framers call the"least dangerous branch 1 the Supreme Court 2 Which of the following is the essence of the rule of law 2

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1. What did the framers call the “least dangerous branch”? 1. the Supreme Court 2. Which of the following is the essence of the rule of law? 2. Every state must judge government officials by the same laws as its citizens are judged. 3. In what type of law is the government always the plaintiff? 1. criminal law 4. Compared to the other two branches of the federal government, the federal courts have had _____ institutional crises during its history. 3. fewer
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5. If a private individual brought a suit against a corporation for breaking a contract, what kind of law would this lawsuit involve? 4. civil 6. The party that brings a complaint in court is called the _____, and the one against whom the complaint is brought is called the _____. 4. plaintiff; defendant 7. The doctrine of _____ requires courts to follow authoritative prior decisions when ruling on a case. 1. stare decisis 8. The phrase stare decisis means 1. “let the decision stand.” 9. Which of the following scenarios would most likely lead to a trial involving public law?
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4. a citizen accuses the police of searching her house without a warrant 10. Prior cases whose principles are used by judges to decide current cases are called 3. precedents. 11. In most circumstances, a Supreme Court is best described as a(n) _____ court. 1. appellate 12. When a case is resolved through a negotiated agreement before a full trial is completed, it is called 1. a plea bargain.
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13. What is the Uniform Commercial Code? 3. a set of codes states may voluntarily adopt, in order to reduce interstate differences in judicial opinions 14. The area of authority possessed by a court, in terms of either subject area or geography, is called its 4. jurisdiction. 15. All of the following are part of the official jurisdiction of the federal courts, except 1. cases involving the United States Constitution. 2. All of the above are part of the federal court’s jurisdiction. 3. federal statutes. 4. treaties with other nations. 16.
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1. en blanc. 17. There are _____ United States district courts. 1. 94 18. Which of the following is not a specialized “legislative court” created by Congress? 4.
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course GOVT 2302 taught by Professor Casey,walter during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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Ch 15 - 1 What did the framers call the"least dangerous branch 1 the Supreme Court 2 Which of the following is the essence of the rule of law 2

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