Am. Gov. Study Guide Courts Test

Study Guide: 10 pts.
Test Monday

Big Topics
The three levels of Federal Courts
What Supreme Court cases look like?
Difference b/t civil and criminal cases
Types of jurisdiction (original and appellate)
Which courts have which jurisdiction?
Paths to the Supreme Court
The process of deciding a Supreme Court case
Factors considered when nominating someone

Terms for test:
Original intent & Living document
Restraint and activists courts
Senatorial courtesy
Law clerks
Solicitor General
“Writ of Cert” means court will hear a case


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