Chapter 3 - CHAPTER 3THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM TRUE/FALSE 1. A...

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CHAPTER 3—THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM TRUE/FALSE 1. A trial court generally has three judges who preside in a case. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: trial court 2. An appellate court's role is to take additional evidence after a trial has ended. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: appellate court 3. The trial transcript, trial evidence, and appellate briefs are generally not available to the appellate court. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: appellate 4. A brief is written by the trial judge. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: briefs 5. An appellate court reversal requires a unanimous vote by the reviewing judges. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: appellate court 6. When a case is remanded, the lower court must conduct additional proceedings. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: remand 7. Dicta is the rule of law in a case. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: dicta 8. A plaintiff cannot begin a lawsuit until the court finds there is good cause for filing the suit. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: trial court 9. The party who appeals a decision is called an appellant. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: appellate court 10. In personam jurisdiction is the authority of a court over the subject matter of the case. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: jurisdiction 11. Decisions of the federal district court are reported in the Federal Reporter . ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: federal courts 12. Federal district courts are courts of original jurisdiction. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: federal courts
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13. There are 13 federal judicial circuits. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: federal courts 14. Decisions of the U.S. Courts of Appeal are reported in the Federal Supplement . ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: federal courts 15. The U.S. Court of Appeals is a court of original jurisdiction. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: federal courts 16. The U.S. Supreme Court has no original jurisdiction. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: supreme court 17. The opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court must be unanimous. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: supreme court 18. State supreme court decisions can be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: state courts 19. Small claims courts are state courts of original jurisdiction in which minimal damage suits are tried. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: state courts 20. Regional reporters carry the opinions of state appellate and supreme court decisions. ANS: T NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: reporters 21. A court that has subject matter jurisdiction over a case also has in personam jurisdiction over the case. ANS: F NAT: AACSB: Analytic TOP: jurisdiction 22. Long-arm statutes give courts power to take jurisdiction over parties in other states in some cases. ANS: T
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Chapter 3 - CHAPTER 3THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM TRUE/FALSE 1. A...

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