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Judicial official who hears cases Judge
Group of citizens who decide a legal case Jury
Highest court in the land Supreme Court
Number of justices on the Supreme Court nine
Where the Supreme Court gets its authority Constitution
Local courts that deal with big cases Circuit Courts
Local courts that deal with smaller cases District Courts
People under age 18 Juvenile
Type of court that settles financial disputes Small Claims
Person who keeps track of financial transactions Clerk
To ask a higher court to review your case Appeal
Decision of a judge or jury Verdict
Guidelines set by previous legal decisions Precedent
Branch that deals with interpreting the law Judicial

Judicial Branch Crossword

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Description

People or things that can prove one side’s version of what happened evidence
The document that created the judicial branch Constitution
Asking an appellate court to review a case appeal
Type of case about someone accused of committing a crime criminal
Court system that deals with United States laws federal
Court system that deals with state laws state
Type of case relating to peoples’ rights civil
Group of people that decides a case after hearing the evidence jury
Number of justices on the Supreme Court nine
the court of last resort supreme court
The Supreme Court’s power to decide what is constitutional judicial review
The lowest court in the federal system district court
minority opinion dissenting
Term used to protect the rights of individuals due process
False accusations in writting libel
An opinion in the supreme court that emphasizes the majority concurrent
Practice of spying for a foreign power espionage
The review by the supreme court of a decision made by a lower court certiorari
Supreme court Chief Justice John Roberts
The right to remain silent self-incrimination

Supreme Court Terms Crossword

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Description

This term is an order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to send records for a case in which it will hear an appeal writ of certiorari
This term is a written statement submitted by the lawyer for each side in a case that explains to the judge why they should decide the case in favor of that lawyer's client brief
This is a court decision in an earlier case with facts and laws that are similar to a case in a court at the time that will usually govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way precedent
Permission given to a person who is poor and cannot afford for the case to go to the Court forma pauperis
Has the power to review the judgment of another lower court with an appeal appellate
Area over which the court has authority to decide case jurisdiction
A judge of the supreme court of a country or state justice
A promise to tell the truth oath
The decision of a judge or jury verdict
A written opinion by one or more justices that agrees with the verdict but wants to put it in own words concurring opinion
A disagreement between parties that is resolved by the court(This is what goes to court) case
One party writes this because they disagree with the court's decision asking another court to decide if the trial was conducted correctly appeal
An opinion written by a justice that disagrees with the majority opinion dissenting opinion
A punishment ordered by a court for a defendant who has committed a crime sentence
The person accused of a crime defendant
An opinion agreed on by over half of the justices majority opinion
Latin means "friend of the court" a people interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but not an actual party amicus curiae
A place where cases are decided during a tribunal court
a court of justice tribunal
The highest court in the United States Supreme Court

judicial branch Crossword

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Description

In the state court judges are elected for how many years 4years
If you are a delinquent or unruly what is the age for you to go to a juvenile court Under 17
Highest court in ga supreme
Court that can issue search warrants state
How many supreme court are there in GA 1 court
Civil wrong doing of an individual tort
Who reviews the death sentence cases supreme court
Court that handles minor traffic incidents magistrate
Number of counties in GA 159
Court that handles wills and estates probate
Which court handles cases involving violations of city law municipal
Highest trial court superior
What is the job of the judicial branch to Georgia citizens ensure justice
What did you do if you got the death penalty capital felony
What judges are elected by partisan elections juvenile
Most serious crimes felony crimes
Appellate court other than supreme court of appeals
Occurs when a written law is broken crime
Reviews cases that have been already decided by a lower court appellate
Less serious crimes with less than a year in prison misdemeanor
Which court look at all felony trials superior
What type of case does felony and misdemeanors go to criminal
Which court deal with land deed disputes superior
What are the delinquent behaviors that bring a juvenile to the adult process 7 deadly sins

Court Terms Crossword

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Description

The release of a person before their trial so they don't have to wait in jail. Most of the time money will be payed to guarantee them showing up to the trial. Bail
Prove that the person accused was somewhere else when the crime took place. Alibi
Lying on the witness stand. This can cause the witness to get charged. Perjury
Think out a plan beforehand. Premeditated
A crime that is usually involving violence and you go to jail for over a year. Felony
A person under arrest to be brought before a judge or court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention. Habeas Corpus
Private relations between members of the community rather than criminal, military, or religious affairs. Civil Law
A system of law concerned with the punishment of those who commit crimes. Criminal Law
The part of English law that is derived from custom and judicial precedent rather than statutes. Common Law
When the person accused pleads guilty for a lighter sentence. Plea Bargain
Decides lawsuits brought before the court. Judge
Group of people selected to hear the evidence in the trial and render a verdict. Jury
Instead of sending the accused person to prison the court releases the person into the community under monetization. Probation
Institute legal proceedings against a person or organization. Prosecute
The punishment ordered by the court for a defendant convicted of a crime. Sentence
The decision made by a judge or jury that determines the guilt or innocent of the defendant. Verdict
A person called upon from either side in a lawsuit to give a testimony before the court jury. Witness
Court authorization to conduct a search to make an arrest. Warrant
A law passed by legislation. Statute
the official power to make legal decisions and judgments. Jurisdiction
The dispute point between parties in a lawsuit. Issue
Information received by other people that cannot be confirmed (rumor). Hearsay
To place a paper in the legal custody of the clerk of court to enter into its files. File
Information presented in testimony that is used to persuade the judge or jury to decide the case in favor of one side or the other. Evidence
Officially tell someone that they can or must leave. Discharge
A person who has filed a petition for relief under the bankruptcy code. Debtor
A tribunal presided over by the judge in civil or criminal cases. Court
A judgment of guilt against a criminal defendant. Conviction
A state that does not have any evidence to prove it happened. Claim
Property of all kinds including real and personal. Assets

Juvenile Court System Crossword

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Description

Serious crime like murder Felony
Person accused of committing a crime and goes in front of jury or judge Defendant
Less serious crime like assault Misdemeanor
When a person is detained Arrest
To make a record of arrest Booking
Suspect enters a plea, if guilty, goes straight to sentencing Arraignment
Process of negotiation, may plead guilty for lesser sentence Plea bargain
A child that is less than 17 years old Juvenile
An offense that would not be a crime if committed by an adult Status offense
Committing a crime Delinquent behavior
A legal proceeding where an issue of law or fact is tried and evidence is presented to help determine the issue Hearing
A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime Indictment
A body of people (typically twelve in number) sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in court Jury
A decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case Verdict
Declare the punishment decided for an offender Sentencing

Judicial Branch Terms Crossword

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Description

the lowest level of federal trial court district court
courts that listen to appeals requested from lower court cases court of appeals
views that represent more than half the supreme court justices majority opinion
views that go against the majority decision disenting opinion
views that agree with the court ruling, but explained from one judge's decision concurring opinion
when all the judges agree on a court ruling unanamous decision
the official power to make legal decisions amd judgements jurisdiction
the authority to review a lower courts decision Appellate
the courts authority to hear a case first original jurisdiction
when certain courts handle certain cases exclusive jurisdiction
sets the example for future court cases dealing with similar facts and situations precedent
reviews the decision made by a previous court or agency judicial review
brief a written legal document
the power of appellate courts to send back to an inferior court remand
when a court system accepts or allows the trial verdict to stand affirm

American Government Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Shared by different courts Concurrent Juris
Grants a court to try a case Original Juris
Grants courts to hear appeal Appellate Juris
Person engaged in lawsuit Litigant
Prohibits depriving life and liberty Due Process Clause
Established judicial review Marbury v Madison
Court system power to annul Judicial Review
Jury of 12-23 in private session Grand Jury
Written statement charging a party Indictment
Civil and criminal trials Petit Jury
District established in a state Judicial Circuit
Consider cases alongside local judges Riding the Circuit
Formal statement by court Opinion

Mock Trial Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
Description

to clear from charge or accusation Acquit
to hear and settle a case Adjudicate
An act that violates the law Crime
Written declaration made under oath Affidavit
An assertion that must be proved with evidence Allegation
A defendant’s defense against charges Answer
Transferring a case to a higher court for review Appeal
Hears court appeals and reviews decisions Appellate court
Objecting that admits facts of an opponent’s argument that denies they sustain pleading Demurrer
To call the accused to answer the charge Arraignment
Someone’s specific attorney Attorney At Law
Responsible for the case Attorney of record
Assessing the cause of death and examining the cadaver Autopsy
Money in exchange for release of the arrested, in guarantee that they’ll come to trial Bail
Court attendant who keeps order Bailiff
Responsible of proving a charge or allegation Burden of Proof
Facts or evidence in support of claim Case
Hall for trials and court Chambers
Laws of a nation dealing with rights of citizens Civil Law
Summing up important arguments, after seeing evidence Closing Argument
Filed in court against someone, by a plaintiff Complaint
When someone is officially guilty of a crime Conviction
Someone who investigates suspicious deaths Coroner
One who gives advice on legal matters Counsel
Group of people who make decisions about legal cases, and the time when this happens Court
When the accused is charged and judged Criminal action
System for those who commit (or are accused of) crimes Criminal law
Witness is interrogated/extends testimony Cross Examination
Award as compensation for loss/injury, usually money Damages
The accused party Defendant
Questioning a witness Direct Examination
Fair treatment of anyone in court Due Process Of Law
Anything giving information on the case(documents, testimony, items) Evidence
Document or article that is inspected; a form of evidence Exhibit
Crime that is more serious than a misdemeanor Felony
Formal charge for crime Indictment
Court order that prohibits a party of from specific action Injunction
Witnesses must leave the room when someone is appealing to the judge Invoke the Rule
One who hears and decides on court of law Judge
Right to interpret and apply law Jurisdiction
A jury of 12-23 people Jury Grand
Sits at civil and criminal cases Jury Petit

LEGAL TERMS Word Search

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Description

PENAL CODE
DISMISSED
PROSECUTOR
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
PUBLIC DEFENDER
TORRANCE
CASE
JAIL
RECEPTIONIST
VERDICT
INNOCENT
GUILTY
CLERK
SECRETARY
JURY
EVIDENCE
COURT
JUDGE
WITNESS
POLICE
STATEMENT

Judical & Juvenile Crossword

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Description

Illegal violation of the law Criminal
A legal dispute between citizens (hint: divorce) Civil
A serious crime with severe punishments Felony
A less serious crime with a smaller punishment Misdemeanor
A crime that can lead to the death penalty Capital crime
Person who is the "wrond-doer" in a case that has the right to testify to defend themselves Defendant
A person who is arguing against someone in a civil or criminal case Prosecuter
The amount of time a judge serves six year term
There is a judge and jury in this court trial
Only a judge, no jury in this court Appellate
Act that would be a crime if committed by an adult (example: burglary) Delinquent
Act that would not be a crime if committed by an adult (example:smoking) Status offense
Determines if enough evidence exists to indict a person Grand jury
Citizens whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence of a person charged with a crime Trial jury
Courts make sure that everyone is protected from abuse by the government Due process of law
A citizen under the age of 17 Juvenile
The state's highest court Supreme court
Second highest ranking court Court of appeals
A trial by one's peers Jury trial