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4 A detailed explanation or the legal thinking behind a courtís decision in a case
5 Court where cases between states are heard
6 The courtís calendar, showing the schedule of cases it is to hear
7 To cancel legally
9 _______ Jurisdiction: Authority of both state and federal courts to hear and decide cases
12 The practice of using earlier judicial ruling as a basis for deciding cases
13 _______ Jurisdiction: Authority for only federal courts to hear and decide cases
15 A courtís authority to hear a case
16 The Supreme Court has __ justices.
18 _______ Opinion: A statement written by a justice who votes with a majority, but for different reasons that the others
20 _______ Courtesy: President as senior senator of the state for nominee for district judges
23 The right to hold an office once a person is confirmed
25 _______ Opinion: A statement written by a justice who disagrees with the majority opinion, presenting his or her own opinion
26 An official decision by a judge or a court that settles a case and may also establish the meaning of a law
27 _______ Court System: A court system made up of both federal and state courts
1 A ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later, similar case.
2 _______ Jurisdiction: The authority of the court to hear a case appealed from a lower court
3 writ of _______: An order a higher court issues to a lower court to obtain the records of a lower court to obtain of the lower court in a particular case
8 An order that requires a person to appear in court
9 In accordance, goes with, the Constitution
10 _______ Review: The power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state, or local law or government action goes against the Constitution
11 Federal judges serve for
14 _______ Opinion: A Supreme Court ruling on a case in which all justices agree with the ruling
17 A judgeís or courtís workload of cases in a period of time
19 A written document explaining the position of one side or the other in a case
21 _______ Jurisdiction:The authority of a court to hear cases for the first time
22 One of the parties involved in a lawsuit
24 Only district courts have a judge and _____.
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