The Challenge of Democracy
Quiz 14: The Courts
To Appeal Means to
To appeal means to A)make a plea on national television. B)take a case to a higher court. C)submit a "friend of the court" brief. D)argue a case before a judge or a court. E)ask for a reduction in the sentence imposed.
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To determine how a statute should be applied,judges look for the legislature's intent,reading reports of committee hearings and debates,and this is known as A)judicial review. B)statutory construction. C)Roman legal tradition. D)the rule of four. E)parliamentary review.
A circuit is A)a group of policymakers with whom a judge is friendly. B)the procedural path along which an appeal must travel. C)the geographical area over which a court of appeals hears cases. D)the set of procedures that Supreme Court justices use to select cases for review. E)a group of judges joining together to write an opinion.
Federal appellate courts review and can overturn A)precedents set by the U.S. Supreme Court. B)only federal criminal cases. C)rulings made and procedures followed by the lower federal courts and administrative agencies. D)guilt or innocence of defendants. E)All of these choices are true.
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