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Chapter 4 Pre-Law 100 Study Guide

Chapter 4 Pre-Law 100 Study Guide - courts 9 If you hear...

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Chapter 4-Structure of the Court System 1. What are the two basic functions of trial courts? 2. What is the difference between questions of law and questions of fact? 3. Why is it important to know the difference between a question of law and question of fact? 4. What is the difference between a bench and a jury trial? 5. What will an appellate court do if it finds that the trial court made a harmless error? 6. What is the difference between reversing and remanding a case? 7. How do majority, dissenting, and concurring opinions differ from each other? 8. List the major differences between trial and appellate
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Unformatted text preview: courts. 9. If you hear that cert. has been denied in a case, what does that mean. 10. Jurisdiction refers to the power a court has to hear a case. Define each of the following types of jurisdiction: a. general jurisdiction b. limited jurisdiction c. original jurisdiction d. appellate jurisdiction e. exclusive jurisdiction f. concurrent jurisdiction 11. What are the two major grounds for gaining federal court jurisdiction? 12. Be familiar with the following terms and concepts: entrapment/appellant or petitioner/appellee or respondent/inferior courts/subpeona/enbanc/removal...
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