Supreme Court of the United States and Instructor Explanation

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 1.| Question :| The litigant who brings charges against an individual, corporation, or government in a civil or criminal court case is called the|
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 | Student Answer:| | plaintiff. |
 | | | defendant. |
 | | | counsel. |
 | | | prosecutor. |
 | | | attorney. |
 | Instructor Explanation:| L.O. 16-1: Identify the basic elements of the American judicial system and the major participants in it, pp. 468-470.| |
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 | Points Received:| 1 of 1 |
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 2.| Question :| Issues that are capable of being settled as a matter of law|
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 | Student Answer:| | apply to civil cases. |
 | | | apply to criminal cases. |
 | | | apply to class action suits. |
 | | | are justiciable issues. |
 | | | are "standing " issues. |
 | Instructor Explanation:| L.O. 16-1: Identify the basic elements of the American judicial system and the major participants in it, pp. 468-470.| |
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 | Points Received:| 1 of 1 |
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 3.| Question :| Brown v. Bd. of Education brought the end to|
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 | Student Answer:| | amicus curiae. |
 | | | appellate jurisdiction. |
 | | | the separate-but-equal doctrine. |
 | | | stare decisis. |
 | | | precedent being used by the courts. |
 | Instructor Explanation:| L.O. 16-1: Identify the basic elements of the American judicial system and the major participants in it, pp. 468-470.| |
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 | Points Received:| 0 of 1 |
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 4.| Question :| Which is NOT an example of a legislative court?|
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 | Student Answer:| | Court of military appeals |
 | | | Court of claims |
 | | | Tax court |
 | | | Court of International Trade |
 | | | Supreme Court |
 | Instructor Explanation:| L.O. 16-2: Outline the structure of the federal court system and the major responsibilities of each component, pp. 470-474.| |
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 | Points Received:| 1 of 1 |
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 5.| Question :| Congress has empowered the U.S. ______ to review all final decisions of district courts except in rare instances in which the law provides for direct review by the Supreme Court.|

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 | Student Answer:| | courts of appeal |
 | | | legislative courts |
 | | | independent regulatory agencies |
 | | | claims courts |
 | | | district courts |
 | Instructor Explanation:| L.O. 16-2: Outline the structure of the federal court system and the major responsibilities of each component, pp. 470-474.| |
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 | Points Received:| 1 of 1 |
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 6.| Question :| The functions of the Supreme Court include each of the following EXCEPT|
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 | Student Answer:| | maintaining national supremacy in the law. |  | | | resolving conflicts among the states. |
 | | | hearing cases from state courts if they don't involve federal law. |  | | | ensuring uniformity in the interpretation of national laws. |  | | | ruling on cases accepted from lower courts. |

 | Instructor Explanation:| L.O. 16-2: Outline the structure of the federal court system and the major responsibilities of each component, pp. 470-474.| |
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 | Points Received:| 1 of 1 |
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 7.| Question :| Most cases heard by the Supreme Court come from|
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 | Student Answer:| | matters over which the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction. |  | | | state criminal courts. |
 | | | the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. |  | | | civil actions from lower federal courts. |
 | | | civil actions from state courts. |
 | Instructor Explanation:| L.O. 16-2: Outline the structure of the federal court system and the major responsibilities of each component, pp. 470-474.| |
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 | Points Received:| 1 of 1 |
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