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JURISDICTION
A COURTS AUTHORITY TO HEAR AND DECIDE CASES
EXCUSIVE JURISDICTION
THAT ONLY THESE COURTS MAY HEAR AND DECIDE SUCH CASES
CONCURRENT JURISDICTION
FEDERAL AND STATE SHARE JURISDICTION
DISTRICT COURTS
FEDERAL COURTS WHERE TRIALS ARE HELD ND LAWSUITS ARE BEGUN
ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
THE AUTHORITY TO HAER CASES THE FIRST TIME
APPEALS COURT
REVIEW DECISIONS MADE IN LOWER DISTRICT COURTS
APPELLATE JURISDICTION
AUTHORITY OF A COURT TO HEAR A CASE APPEALED FROM A LOWER COURT
CIRCUIT
12 US COURTS OF APPEALS EACH COVERS A PARTICULAR GEOGARPHIC AREA
REMAND
TO SEND A CASE BACK TO A LOWER COURT TO BE TRIED AGAIN
OPINION
A DETAILED EXPALINATION OF THE LEGAL THINGS BEHIND THE COURTS DECISION
PRECEDENT
GIVES GUIDENCE TO OTHER JUDGES BY OFFERING A MODEL UPON TO PUSH THEIR OWN DECISIONS ON MAIJOR CASES
CONSTITUTIONAL
JOB OF THE SUPREME COURT IS TO DECIDE WHEATHER LAW OR ACTIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT OFFICALS ARE ALLOWED BY THE CONSTITUTION
JUDITAL REVIEW
POWER TO SAT WHAETHER ANY FEDEARL,STATE,OR LOCAL LAW OR GOVERNMENT ACTION AGAINST THE CONSITITUTION
DOCKET
IS A COURT CALENDER
BREIF
COCKUMENT THAT EXPLAINS ONE SIDE POSITION ON THE CASE
MAJORITY OPINION
PRESENTS THE VIEWS OF THE MAJORITY OF THE JUSTICES ON A CASE
DISSENTING OPINION
A STATEMENT WRITTEN BY A JUSTICE WHO DISAGREES WITH THE MAJORITY OPINION, PRESNTING HIS OR HER OPINION
CONCURRING OPINION
A STATEMENT WRITTEN BY A JUSTICE WHO VOTES WITH THE MAJORITY, BUT FOR DIFFERENT REASONS
STARE DECISIS
THE PRATICE PF USING EARLIER JUDICIAL RULINGS AS A BASIS FOR DECIDING CASES