PRACTICE QUIZ Chapt. 15

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PRACTICE QUIZ A www. wwnorton. com/ wtp7e 1. Which of the following is a brief submitted to the Supreme Court by someone other than one of the parties in the case? a) amicus curiae b) habeas corpus c) solicitor general d) ex post brief 2. By what term is the practice of the courts to uphold precedent known? a) certiorari b) stare decisis c) rule of four d) senatorial courtesy 3. Which government official is responsible for arguing the federal government’s position in cases before the Supreme Court? a) the vice president b) the attorney general c) the U. S. district attorney d) the solicitor general 4. Which of the following helps to explain the expanded power of the judiciary since World War II? a) changes in judicial procedure b) changes in judicial policy areas c) Neither a nor b is correct. d) Both a and b are correct. 5. What is the name for the body of law that involves disputes between private parties? a ) civil law b) privacy law c) household law d) common law 6. Under what authority is the number of Supreme Court justices decided? a) the
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course GOVT 2302 taught by Professor Gooch during the Summer '09 term at Lone Star College.

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