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This Act created the Supreme Court (two words) Judiciary Act
First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (two words) John Jay
Ariticle of the Arizona Constitution that sets for the judicial system six
Police courts Municipal
Number of judges for Arizona Court of Appeals twenty-two
Limited Jurisdiction Courts for the county Justice
Appellate jurisdiction to Limited Jurisdiction Courts Superior
Hears and decides cases in three judge panels (three words) Court of Appeals
Court of last resort Supreme
Type of appeal in a Death Penalty case Automatic
Party appealing Appellant
Party responding to an appeal Appellee
Appeals where an order by a higher court is directing a lower court to send a particular case for reveiw (three words) Writ of Certiorari
First ten amendments to the Constitution (three words) Bill of Rights
Decision from the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court Mandate
Relief requested from the trial court Post-Conviction Relief

Judicial Branch Crossword

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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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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 VOCABULARY Crossword

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fair treatment under the law for all citizens DUE PROCESS
the official power to make legal decisions & judgments JURISDICTION
the original jurisdiction of a court is the power to hear the case for the first time ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
charge (the holder of a public office) with misconduct IMPEACH
an opinion or decision that is based on the judge(s) careful thought JUDGMENT
review of a case by the Supreme Court by the Supreme Court to decide if the Constitution has been followed JUDICIAL REVIEW
apply to a higher court for a reversal of a court's decision APPEAL
the highest judicial court in the US SUPREME COURT
the 9 judges who sit on the Supreme Court SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
the head judge of the Supreme Court SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

U.S. Government Crossword

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a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory state
the powers shared by the federal and state governments concurrent powers
the powers that the constitution neither gives to congress nor denies to the states reserved powers
the powers given to Congress rather than to the states delegated powers
people who are chosen to speak and act for their fellow citizens;elected by a state Senators
people who are chosen to speak and act for their fellow citizens; elected by a district Representatives
relating to a crime criminal cases
advisors to the President cabinet
two house legislature bicameral
a case relating to the rights of citizens civil case
interprets laws to see what they mean and whether they are constitutional Judicial Branch
a system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other two checks and balances
a trial where a group of tweleve people listens to the evidence and decides who wins the case jury trial
listed powers for Congress; the great laundry list of congressional chores enumerated powers
the House of Representatives accusing the President of wrongdoing impeach
a group of lawmakers which is divided into 2 smaller groups Congress
action by a President refusing to approve a bill passed by Congress veto
law making branch Legislative Branch
an idea for a law that has been written down bill
more than half majority
executes or carries out laws Executive Branch
less than half minority
there is no jury so the judge gives the verdict bench trial
asking an appellate court to review a case appeal

Mock Trial Vocabulary Crossword

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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

Civics review Crossword

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"Friend of the court" Brief
16-23 people Grand jury
Have already heard a case under original jurisdiction Appellate
Declared unconstitutional actions Judicial review
Famous judge Earl Warren
Group that represents lawyers Aba
Group that advocates for woman's rights NOW
Individual in a court case sued or suing Litigant
6 to 12 peeople Petit jury
Judges had to horseback Riding the circuit
Courts funding/rulings in a case Opinion
Views of the majority Majority opinion
Views Dissenting opinion
Vbn Writ of certiorari
Vj Miranda vs Arizona
Hjkk Marbury v Madison
Ygihij Concurring opinion
Yghbl Precedent
Hik Swing vote
Bll Impoundment

Supreme Court Crossword

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the judicial system used in the United States. It allows opposing parties to present their legal conflicts before an impartial judge and jury Adversarial System
a court in which appeals from trial court decisions are heard. Appeals Court
an additional written court opinion in which a judge or judges agree(s) with the decision reached by the Court, but for reasons other than those stated in the majority opinion. Concurring Opinion
the person against whom a claim is made. In a civil case, the person being sued. In a criminal case, the person charged with committing a crime. Defendant
In a trial or appeal, the written opinion of the minority of judges who disagree with the decision of the majority. Dissenting Opinion
the trial courts of the federal court system. They have jurisdiction over almost all federal cases, both civil and criminal. Federal District Court
the view that Supreme Court justices should (re)interpret the Constitution to serve the justices' opinions of the needs of contemporary society. Judicial Activism
the view that Supreme Court justices should not interpret the Constitution according to personal philosophies and should stick to the original meaning of the document. Judicial Restraint
the power, right, or authority to interpret and apply the law Jurisdiction
the power to hear a case for the first time Original Jurisdiction
the ability to exercise judicial review in different courts, at the same time, within the same territory, and over the same subject matter Concurrent Jurisdiction
a formal application by a party to have a lower-court decision reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, which has discretion to approve or deny any such application. Petition for Certorari
In a civil case, the injured party who brings legal action against the alleged wrongdoer. Plaintiff
the state or federal government's attorney in a criminal case. Prosecutor
court decision on a legal question that guides future cases with similar questions Precedent
the minimum number of members of an assembly that must be present to make a meeting valid Quorum
permits four of the nine Supreme Court justices to grant a writ of certorari (accept the petition for certorari) to prevent a majority of the Court from controlling the Court's docket Rule of 4
highest state court, has appellate jurisdiction, funnels cases to U.S. Supreme Court unless only state laws have been violated State Supreme Courts
courts that listen to testimony, consider evidence, and decide the facts in a disputed situation Trial Courts
courts that oversee reservations in the U.S., including both federal and tribal law Tribal Courts
screening process in which opposing lawyers question prospective jurors to ensure as favorable or as fair a jury as possible. Part of jury selection. French: "to speak the truth". Voir Dire

judicial branch Crossword

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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

Judicial Branch Terms Crossword

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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

Three Branches of Government Crossword

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There are how many justices on the Supreme Court? nine
There are how many senators for each state? two
The Legislative Branch is also known as what? congress
The head of the Executive Branch is who? president
The president has the power to do this if he doesn't like a law. veto
The Supreme Court interprets the laws and checks to make sure they are what? constitutional
The building associated with the Legislative Branch. capitol
The President appoints who to the Supreme Court? justices
Which branch has to approve the justices? Legislative
The President can only serve two terms for a total of how many years? eight
Supreme Court justices are appointed for how long? lifetime
The number of representatives that a state has is dependant on what? population
"Checks and _____________" is the way each branch can keep from having too much power. balances
The President is also known as the "Commander in _______?" chief
The Supreme Court is what branch? Judicial