Project #24282 - anwer with short essays


you can find answers from  Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States by David W. Neubauer and Stephen S. Meinhold, Sixth Edition (2013)

answer the following questions and key terms with short essay each


  • key terms;

Procedural Law


Due Process of Law


Damages: Compensatory and Punitive


Doctrines of Access


Jurisdiction: Limited and General


Trial Court


Appellate Court


Constitutional Courts


Legislative Courts


Juvenile Courts 


En banc


Parens Patria


In re Gault


Criminal and Civil Cases


Appellate Court Procedures: Civil


And Criminal


   Habeas Corpus


   Double Jeopardy


Original Jurisdiction


Appellate Jurisdiction


Article III of the Constitution 


Writ of Certiorari


In Forma Pauperis


Supreme Court Opinions


(majority, dissenting concurring)


Rule 10


Rule of Four


Amicus Curiae


Stare Decisis




Discuss List – Supreme Court


Solicitor General


Pro Se






Substantive Law




  • Supreme Court


What are the criteria the Supreme Court uses to decide whether it will hear a case?  Include in your discussion the technical requirements that must be met.


Cases come before the Court in two main ways.  What are they?  Describe each.


What are the criteria used in selecting a Supreme Court Justice?


What are the steps in the confirmation process of an individual nominated to serve on the Supreme Court, beginning with the President’s initial nomination?


Why do Supreme Court nominees get such close scrutiny for Supreme Court appointments?  


How do interest groups influence the Supreme Court?


What is the value of oral argument for the Justices?


What factors influence the decisions of Supreme Court Justices?


How many cases are appealed to the Court each year under the Court’s original jurisdiction?


What are the unique duties of the Chief Justice?


What is the role of the law clerks?




  • Law and Legal Systems


 What are the major legal systems of the world (Common, Civil, Socialist, and Islamic) and how do they compare along the dimensions of a) sources of law; b) roles of judges, lawyers, and juries; and c) the degree of judicial independence.  


What are the differences between civil and criminal law suits?  How do the remedies differ for these two types of cases?


What is the difference between substantive and procedural law?




  • Federal Courts


 What are three organizational principles that help to describe how the federal courts are organized?   Explain each.


What are the three sources of law that lay out how federal courts function?  Describe the function of each and how each added to the United States court system.


What are the differences between Article I and Article III courts?



  • State Courts


 Describe the growth of the court system in the United States?


What are the four levels of state courts?


How do you know what cases go to limited jurisdiction courts and what one go to general jurisdiction courts?  What percentage of criminal court cases go to trial in general jurisdiction courts?  What percentage of civil cases?


What are the three classes of cases that come before the juvenile courts?  What standards are used in deciding the appropriate disposition of juvenile cases?




  •  Appellate Courts


What are the primary differences between trial and appellate courts?


What are the purposes of an appeal?  Under what conditions can a court decision be appealed?  What is the difference between mandatory and discretionary appellate jurisdiction?


What factors are important in deciding whether a case will be appealed?


Criminal appeals have increased very substantially since the 1960’s.  Why?  What are the key features of a criminal appeal?  What factors permit economically impoverished defendants to get an effective appellate review? 


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