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CIVICS VOCAB

Teacher: Wickward
Across
List of cases to be heard
Jurisdiction in which power is shared by federal and state courts to hear certain cases
The power to interpret laws, to determine their meaning and settle deputes within society
Party to the case, either plaintiff or defendant
A case that involves some noncriminal matter, such as a dispute
An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up the record in a given case for review
Type of jurisdiction that allows a court to hear a case first, before any other court
Type of jurisdiction that allows a court to review decisions of a previous court
The act of lying under oath
In civil law, the party who brings a suit or some other legal action against another in court
Down
Accuse, bring charges against
The power of a court to determine the constitutionality of a governmental action
Satisfaction of a claim payment
Legal written statements filed with the courts before oral arguments are presented
A case in which a defendant is tried for committing some action in which Congress has declared by law to be a federal crime
The authority of a court to hear a case
In a civil suit, the person against whom a court action is brought by the plaintiff, in a criminal case, the person charged with the crime
A trial in which the judge alone hears the case
Guiding principle, court decision that stands as an example to be followed in future, similar cases