mydata-5 - Title We the People 7e Chapter 15 Description...

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We the People 7e. Chapter 15 Title Description Reference amicus curiae literally, "friend of the court"; individuals or groups who are not parties to a lawsuit but who seek to assist the Supreme Court in reaching a decision by presenting additional briefs brief a written document in which attorneys explain, using case precedents, why the court should find in favor of their client chief justice justice on the Supreme Court who presides over the Court's public sessions civil law the branch of law that deals with disputes that do not involve criminal penalties class-action suit a legal action by which a group or class of individuals with common interests can file a suit on behalf of everyone who shares that interest court of appeals a court that hears appeals of trial court decisions criminal law the branch of law that regulates the conduct of individuals, defines crimes, and specifies punishment for criminal acts defendant the one against whom a complaint is brought in a criminal or civil case dissenting opinion a decision written by a justice in the minority in a particular case in which the justice wishes to express his or her reasoning in the case due process of
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course CH 302 taught by Professor Holcombe during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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