Chapter 4 - The ACLU is the Your Answer: American Civil...

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The ACLU is the Your Answer: American Civil Liberties Union. 2. The judicial branch has two types of courts, namely Your Answer: trial and appellate courts. 3. Why did Alexander Hamilton refer to the judiciary as the "least dangerous" branch? Your Answer: The judiciary lacked the power of the "purse or sword" that the other branches could use to shape policy. 4. The American court system has its roots in Your Answer: English common law. 5. Approximately how many judges (and potential presidential appointments) are there in the federal court system? Your Answer: 800 6. Justice Samuel Alito was confirmed to the Supreme Court by the U.S. Senate by a _____ vote.
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Your Answer: party-line 7. In the past fifty years, most justices have subscribed to the judicial philosophy of Your Answer: original intent. Correct Answer: flexible intrepretation. Page reference: 119 8. The _____ model of judicial decision making looks to judges' individual values and attitudes to understand their decisions. Your Answer:
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