U. S. Government: Democracy In Action

Chapter 11: The Federal Court System

The Federal Court System

Concurrent jurisdiction exists in a case involving __________
A)ambassadors and other representatives of foreign governments.
B)citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states.
C)a state or its citizens and a foreign country or its citizens.
D)citizens of different states in a dispute concerning at least $50,000.
Segregation in public schools was outlawed by the Supreme Court under Chief Justice __________
A)Roger Taney.
B)Earl Warren.
C)John Marshall.
D)John Jay.
The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit hears cases from the __________
A)United States Patent Office.
B)United States Tax Court.
C)Federal Communications Commission.
D)Federal Trade Commission.
The Constitution requires that a president appoint federal judges who __________
A)belong to his or her party.
B)share his or her points of view.
C)have had legal training.
D)meet the Senate's approval.
Most of the Supreme Court's yearly workload are cases __________
A)involving representatives of foreign governments.
B)in which two states are parties.
C)from lower courts of appeals.
D)involving a state and the federal government.
Although presidents try to nominate a justice who shares their beliefs, President Truman was disappointed in the decisions of his nominee __________
A)Robert Bork.
B)Clarence Thomas.
C)Stephen Breyer.
D)Tom Clark.
The main duty of Supreme Court justices is to __________
A)hear and rule on cases.
B)preside over conferences.
C)head special commissions.
D)administer the federal court system.
The Supreme Court secured the power to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional in its ruling on __________
A)Fletcher v. Peck.
B)Dartmouth College v. Woodward.
C)Marbury v. Madison.
D)McCulloch v. Maryland.
The number of judicial posts often increases dramatically when __________
A)Democrats control the presidency and Republicans the Congress.
B)one party controls Congress and the presidency.
C)Republicans control the presidency and Democrats the Congress.
D)a third party candidate controls the presidency.
Since 1869 the Supreme Court has included __________
A)5 justices.
B)8 justices.
C)9 justices.
D)10 justices.
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