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Jurisdiction
The constitution grants the federal courts several differnt kinds of cases
Subopenas
U.S. marshal delivers offical court orders that require persons to appear in court
Unconstitutional
If a court decides that a law conflicts with the constitution
Brief
After the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case the lawyers for each side prepare a brief
Opinion
Explains the reasoning that led to the decision
Segregated
Separated African Americans in society
Remand
The Court may also return a case to a lower court for a new trial
Precedent
Most judges might follow the same or earlier decision
Petit Jury
It is usually made of between 6 and 12 persons
Verdict
The trial must try to reach a decision
Hung Jury
If a jury cannot reach a veridct