Exam1 - Flashcards(2.5) - decision is not precedent....

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Mid-70s Federal Magistrates
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Not technically judges, but attorneys that must be signed off by judges Average age of Supreme Court judges.
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13 and 7 Impeachment
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Removal of a federal judge. Since 1789, number of judges that have been impeached and convicted, respectively.
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Writ of Certiorari Petition of Certiorari
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Petitioner must file it with the Court to have a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Issued by the U.S. Supreme Court if it decides to hear the case.
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Majority Decision Unanimous Decision
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All of the justices agree as to the outcome and reasoning used to decide the case; the decision becomes precedent. A majority of the justices agrees as to the outcome and reasoning used to decide the case; the decision become precedent.
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Plurality Decision En Banc
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All the justices are there; usually only three, so it must be an important case. A majority of the justices agrees to the outcome, but not the reasoning; the decision is not precedent.
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Concurring Opinion Tie Decision
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The lower court’s decision stands; the
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Unformatted text preview: decision is not precedent. Written by a justice who agrees as to the outcome of the case, but not the reasoning used by other justices, setting forth his or her reasoning. Plurality Decision Dissenting Opinion Written by a justice who disagrees with the outcome of a case, setting forth his or her reasoning for disagreeing. Do not agree on the rule of law (holding); can reference in subsequent cases, but is not binding (persuasive). Per Curium Affirmed Tie Decision Judge can abstain, creating an even number. Blanket affirm; agree with the lower court, rubber stamping their decision; dont write opinion because its not worth it. Judicial Qualifications Commission Code of Judicial Conduct Rules judges abide by. Has the authority to investigate complaints against Florida judges, granted by the Florida Constitution. Court of Equity Developed to deal with cases where money wont help the wronged; goal to make injured person whole....
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