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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

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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

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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

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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

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Principles of the Constitution Crossword

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roles and powers are given by the people and must be followed Limited government
supreme sovereignty
combining 2 governments, state and national, into one political system federalism
division of governmental roles into three branches separation of powers
power of a court to judge the constitutionality of laws and acts judicial review
each branch has the power to exercise control or influence over the other 2 branches checks and balances
follows the Constitution Constitutionality
judicial, legislative, and executive three branches
by the people popular
supreme law of the land Constitution
limited government must obey the laws rule of law
supreme power is held by the people through voting popular sovereignty

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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

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The Three Branches of Government Crossword

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First female court Justice SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
First African American justice THURGOOD MARSHALL
To cancel laws congress has passed VETO
After a case was decided by the court of appeals, the losing side can appeal the conclusion by this . These cases usually includes important issues. This can decide to hear or decline a case. SUPREME COURT
Decides whether an individual is guilty or innocent and approves presidential appointees SENATE
The highest executive officer and head of them Executive Branch PRESIDENT
Freedom from punishment PARDONS
Makes laws LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Third branch of government, made up of the Supreme Court. JUDICIAL BRANCH
Freedom from punishment IMPEACH
Has the power to impeach government officials HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
A system that divides powers between the states and Federal Government FEDERAL SYSTEM
Commands that have the power of law EXECUTIVE ORDERS
Enforces laws EXECUTIVE BRANCH
Lower federal courts that are divided according to cases over which they have jurisdiction DISTRICT COURTS
A group of judges that can decide if a case was tried fairly in the lower courts COURTS OF APPEALS
A set of basic principles that determine the power and duties of the government. CONSTITUTION
Made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Has the ability to make laws. CONGRESS
The head of the senate, which advises the president. CABINET

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Judicial System Crossword Puzzle

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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

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The Constitution and American Government Crossword

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set of fundamental principles and established precedents for the states and national government to follow Constitution
the government does not have absolute power over the people Constitutionalism
non-elected officials that make decisions unlike elected representatives Bureaucracy
first ten amendments added to the constitution Bill of Rights
when the people rule over the government and its power Democracy
thought of one’s own belief/actions cannot be controlled by another force-unless said actions hinder or hurt another Liberty
representation based off of population of a state and are elected House of Representatives
where each branch of government is separated Separation of Powers
where branches of government are divided and share power to keep the other in check and balance Checks and Balances
when the courts see if an act is constitutional or not Judicial Review
natural rights of life, liberty, and property that the government cannot impede or take away Inalienable Rights
when the states remained sovereign and independent, and the national government had little to no power over the states. Gov could make treaties and alliances, but could not tax Articles of Confederation
idea of devolution, to give back power from the federal gov to the state gov New Federalism
separation of power between the state and national government Federalism
powers shared by the federal and state government Concurrent Powers
Article 8 in the Constitution, limited Congress powers (i.e: lay and collect taxes, to establishing post offices) and created the criteria of laws to be “necessary and proper” Enumerated Powers
laid the groundwork for Judicial review, where the judicial branch reprimanded Congress and created a structurally sound power in the courts Marbury vs Madison
Congress can regulate anything relating to commerce (imports/exports of goods and services) Commerce Clause

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THE JUDICIAL BRANCH Crossword

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TO ASK A HIGHER COURT TO REVIEW A DECISION AND DETERMINE WHETHER JUSTICE WAS DONE APPEAL
A GOV. BODY THAT BRINGS A CHARGE AGAINST A DEFENDANT WHO IS ACCUSED OF BREAKING ONE OF THE LAWS PROSECUTION
ANOTHER NAME FOR THE COURTS OF APPEALS CIRCUITCOURTS
AN EFFORT BY JUDGES TO AVOID OVERTURNING LAWS JUDICIALRESTRAINT
THE COURTS THAT HANDLE APPEALS FROM LOWER FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS COURTSOFAPPEALS
PEOPLE WHO BRINGS A COMPLAINT AGAINST ANOTHER PARTY IN A CIVIL CASE. PLAINTIFF
A GUIDELINE FOR HOW SIMILAR CASES SHOULD BE DECIDED IN THE FUTURE APPEALS
AN EFFORT JUDGES TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN POLICY MAKING BY OVERTURNING LAWS JUDICIALACTIVIAM
THE SUPREME COURTS POWER TO OVERTURN ANY LAW JUDICIALREVIEW
THE PEOPLE WHO ANSWERS A COMPLAINT AND DEFENDS AGAINST IT IN A COURT CASE DEFENDANT

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Federal Judicial Branch Quiz Review Crossword

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the amendment that allows the accused the right to a lawyer or legal representative sixth
process by which the person asks a higher court to review the result of the trial appeal
the person in a civil case who is suing plaintiff
the person in a civil case who is being sued defendant
a minor crime misdemeanor
when the jury finds a defendant not guilty of the crime acquit
a type of law that comes from judges' decisions that rely on common sense and previous cases common law
having enough evidence to make an arrest and charge someone with the crime probable cause
the power for a court to decide whether a law or presidential action is in agreement with the Constitution judicial review
an earlier decision precedent
the authority of a court to hear and decide a case for the first time original jurisdiction
laws that are passed by lawmaking bodies statutory law
law based on the Constitution and on Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Constitution constitutional law
a writ ordering someone to come to court subpoena
the power to review decisions made by lower courts appellate jurisdiction
the reasoning that led to a decision or verdict opinion
laws that affect our daily lives administrative law
when the defendant enters a plea of guilty or not guilty to the charge arraingment
a major crime felony
the amendment that protects the accused's right to due process of law fifth
sending a case back to a lower court fro a new trial remand

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