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Ruffin's fun little ELP Review Game

Covers chapters 12, 13-section 4, 16, and 17

loads of fun for the whole family:
from ages 5 to 105

Warning: includes small parts not suitable for children ages 3 and under

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Mrs. Jennifer Cornelius is the best teacher in the world

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jurisdictionauthority to hear and try a case
inferior courtscourts of lower authority
criminal casescases in which juries decide whether people have committed crimes
civil casescases where two people disagree over some issue; one party sues or takes legal action against another party
exclusive jurisdictionjurisdiction where only federal courts may hear and decide cases
concurrent jurisdictionwhen state and federal courts share jurisdiction
district courtsfederal courts where trials are held and lawsuits start
original jurisdictionthe authority to hear cases for the first time
magistrateperson who issues court orders and hears the preliminary evidence in a case to determine whether the case should be brought to trial
marshaldistrict court official who arrests suspects, delivers defendants to court, and serves people with subpoenas
subpoenaa court order requiring someone to appear in court
appellate jurisdictionhears only cases that have come to them on appeal from the lower district courts or federal regulatory agencies
remandreturning a case to a lower court for a new trial
judicial reviewthe court can review any federal or state law to see if is in agreement with the Constitution or not
unconstitutionalnot in agreement with the Constitution
misdemeanorsless serious crimes
justice of the peacethe judge of a local justice court
magistrate courtswhat local courts are called in larger towns or small cities
feloniesmore serious crimes
plea bargainwhen a defendant agrees to plead guilty to a crime in exchange for a reduced sentence or some other form of leniancy
writ of habeaus corpusa court order that guarantees a person who is arrested the right to appear before a judge in a court of law
bill of attaindera law that punishes a person accused of a crime without a trial or a fair hearing in court
ex post factoa law that would allow for an action that was not against the law when it was committed
contempt of courtwhen the judge thinks a person is obstructing or interfering with the judicial process
bench trialwhen an accused person gives up the right to a jury trial to be tried by a judge


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