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12 Cards in this Set

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What is the job of the legislature?
write laws
what is the job of the executive?
enforce laws
what is the job of the judicial?
interpret laws
what is the rold of the judiciary?
abortion, gay rights, healthcare reform
what is the definition of civil law?
preponderance of evidence
what is the definition of criminal?
"beyond reasonable doubt"
what is original jurisdiction?
it's the first trial court deteremines the verdict
what is appellate?
it reviews evidence and determines outcome
who do municipal courts appoint?
how many judges do courts appeal?
what is the definition of Petit jury?
unanious in criminal cases(jury in a criminal and civil trial
What kind of election does texas elect it's judges?
partisan election