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36) The following are examples of limited jurisdiction trial courts except : A) small claims court B) appellate court C) family law court D) traffic court E) probate court 37) An inferior trial court is one that: A) can hear only matters involving relatively small dollar amounts B) has had a larger than normal portion of its decisions overturned on appeal C) has an appointed judge rather than an elected judge D) can only hear certain kinds of cases E) must have all of its decisions approved by a higher court before they become effective 38) The United States Constitution states that the federal government's judicial power lies with the: A) state superior court B) intermediate appellate court C) small claims court D) inferior trial court E) supreme Court 39) Which of the following statements is generally not true about state intermediate appellate courts? A) The appellate court reviews the record of the trial court. B) The appellate court usually allows the parties to file briefs outlining support for their positions. C) The appellate court allows the parties to make oral arguments outlining their position. D) The appellate court allows the parties to introduce new evidence so long as it was not previously introduced at the original trial. E) Appellate court decisions are final and further appeal is not possible. 40) Which of the following is correct about litigating commercial disputes? A) Nearly all states have specialized trial courts that hear commercial disputes. B) Commercial disputes, because of their specialized nature, are first heard at the appellate court level. C) A few states have established specialized trial courts for commercial disputes. D) Businesses generally dislike the concept of specialized trial courts for commercial disputes because the large numbers of consumers who sue businesses in these courts have led the judges to become generally biased against business. E) In all states, commercial disputes must be heard in a limited-jurisdiction court. 41) The general jurisdiction trial court in the federal system is called the: A) United States Trial Court B) United States Circuit Court C) United States General Court D) United States District Court E) Federal Chancery Court 21 COURT SYSTEMS AND  JURISDICTION 2
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42) Which federal court or courts is directly established by the United States Constitution? A) The Supreme Court only B) Federal trial courts only C) The Supreme Court and federal trial courts D) The Supreme Court and federal courts of appeal E) The Supreme Court, federal courts of appeal, and federal trial courts 43) How are judges for the federal courts selected? A) by nationwide election B) by election by the voters within the state where they preside C) by the President, subject to confirmation by the Senate D) by the Supreme Court justices E) by the sitting federal judges within the same circuit 44) The U.S. claims court hears what kinds of cases? A) any case with claims involving more than one state
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course LAW LAW taught by Professor Ricks during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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