In terms of jurisdiction, the Supreme Court has
original and appellate.
Appellate jurisdiction refers to
the Supreme Court’s authority to hear a case from a lower court.
Which statement best describes how the structure of the judicial branch affects its interpretation of the Constitution?
The system of federal courts and a Supreme Court may give the judicial branch multiple opportunities to interpret the Constitution.
Which would most likely fall under the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court?
a case between two states
Which is a true statement about federal judges?
They serve lifetime terms.
People who make judgments in lower federal courts are called
The selection of federal judges by the executive branch is an example of
checks and balances.
An unanswered constitutional question about the judicial branch involves
what “good behavior” means, with regard to judicial terms.
Under which jurisdiction would further review of a federal court decision fall under?
Which best defines the term jurisdiction?
the authority given to the judicial branch
Which is the most likely reason the framers of the Constitution did not tell the judicial branch how to interpret the document?
They wanted the judicial branch to reach its own conclusions.
The Supreme Court is best characterized as
an appellate court.
The Constitution gives Congress the power to create federal courts
lower than the Supreme Court.
Under the Constitution, the judicial branch must try criminal cases with a ______ of one's peers.
The diagram shows one way that cases reach the Supreme Court.
Which statement best explains why Article III of the Constitution gives Congress the ability to create lower courts inferior to the Supreme Court "from time to time”?
The framers of the Constitution believed that as the country grew, more courts would be needed to meet its needs.
Compared with the executive and legislative branches, the main purpose of the judicial branch is
to interpret laws.
Which explains why Supreme Court justices are given lifetime appointments?
They protect justices from political pressure.