The Judiciary Quiz
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1. True or false: Judicial activists favor an expansive role for the courts.
2. True or false: Presidents spend a great deal of time deciding whom to nominate to the Supreme Court.
3. A court of appellate jurisdiction can hear which kinds of cases?
Cases that have been appealed from a lower court
Cases involving foreign governments
4. According to the tradition of senatorial courtesy, a senator of the president’s party has the power to do what?
Accept the president’s nominee for a federal judgeship in his or her state
Approve the president’s nominee for a federal judgeship in his or her state
Reject the president’s nominee for a federal judgeship in his or her state
Interview any nominee to the federal bench
5. What happens when the Supreme Court issues a writ of certiorari?
The government must produce a person in court and press charges or release the person.
State courts must rule in a case.
The Court agrees to hear an appeal from a lower court.
The Court declines to hear a case.
6. Where are the majority of cases heard?
U.S. District Courts
U.S. Courts of Appeal
The Supreme Court
7. What was Franklin Roosevelt attempting to do with court packing?
Expand the size of the Supreme Court so he could appoint friendly justices
Shrink the size of the federal court system
Increase the role of state courts
Take judicial power for the executive branch
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