- All petitions for a writ of certiorari involving the U.S. Supreme Court must meet two criteria: the case must have appeals exhausted up to the Court, and the case must
- be brought by a U.S. citizen.
- involve a state question.
- involve a federal question.
- have the support of four members of Congress (known as the rule of the four).
2. The U.S. Attorney General has the power to bring criminal charges against a defendant.
3. The Supreme Court must hear all cases presented to it.
4. How much time is each attorney allowed to present their case during oral arguments?
- one business day
- one hour
- thirty minutes
- three day period
5. The fourth-ranking member of the Department of Justice, responsible for handling all appeals on behalf of the U.S. government to the Supreme Court is
- solicitor general.
- amicus curiae.
- stare decisis.
- None of the above
6. Cases heard by a federal judge usually consist of either one of all the following, except:
- They involve the federal government as a party.
- They present a federal question based on a claim under the U.S. Constitution, a treaty with another nation, or a federal statute. This is called federal question jurisdiction and it can involve criminal or civil law.
- They involve civil suits in which citizens are from different states, and the amount of money at issue is more than $75,000.
- They involve a federal question.
7. Who approves the U.S. Attorney in each federal judicial district?
- The vice president
- A panel of federal judges
- The president
8. If a party wanted to present the details of a case before the trial or hearing they will administer a
- an appeal.
- judicial review.
9. Which court serves as a court of last resort?
- Trial court
- Supreme Court
- Legislative courts
- Appellate courts
10. The federal courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court are
- legislative courts.
- original jurisdiction courts.
- appellate courts.
- both creations of the Congress.