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Judicial Vocabulary Words

Week one 

Jurisdiction /exclusive jurisdiction/ concurrent jurisdiction/original jurisdiction /appellate jurisdiction

Word

 

Definition

 the authority to enforce laws or pronounce legal judgments

Sentence

The ____________ of the court in Minnesota was overruled by a federal court.

Example

There are different types of _____________ within federal courts

 

Word

 

Definition

Cases that can be heard only in federal court

Sentence

 Official of foreign government can’t be tried in state court and falls within __________________.

Example 

Stealing a person’s identity is a federal crime and must be heard in a federal court.

 

Word

 

Definition

 Cases that can be heard in both state court and federal court

Sentence

 I am getting sued by a person from Wisconsin our case falls within _____________________

Example

Cases that involved people from different states. 

 

Word

 

Definition

A court that hear a case first

Sentence

The state court has the ___________________ over the appeals court 

Example

The Hennepin County judge that said the Williams wall does not have to be suspended 

Word  

Definition

A court that has heard the appeal of a lower court

Sentence

The appeals court of Minnesota is said to have __________________ over the county courts.

Example 

Anytime there is an appeal it falls with the appellate jurisdiction

 Week 2Words: inalienable, sedition, slander, parochial, excessive, doctrine, due process, federalism  

Word

 

Definition

Impossible to take away

Sentence

 Freedom of speech is not an __________________ in a lot of countries.

Example

1st amendment rights

 

Word

 

Definition

actions or words intended to provoke or incite rebellion against government authority 

Sentence

 ___________ is an act of treason in America.

Example

Journalist get arrested for it all the time

 

Word

 

Definition

 a false and malicious statement that damages somebody's reputation 

Sentence

You can get sued for ____________ if you wrote untrue statement on Facebook. 

Example

George Michaels was sued

 

Word

 

Definition

Relating or belonging to churches

Sentence

The ______________ Schools tuition was 2,000 dollars a semester.

Example

St. Thomas

Creighton Durman Hall

  

Word

 

Definition

 More than is acceptable

Sentence

The crime rate in Minneapolis is ______________.

Example

People that drink everyday

Smoking pot all the time

 

Word

 

Definition

 a rule or principle that forms the basis of a belief, theory, or policy

Sentence

 The Bible and Koran are examples of religous  ________ for Christian and Muslim faith.

Example

Bill of RightsKoran, Bible, Torah  

 

Word

 

Definition

Citizens rights to Justice

Sentence

I am guaranteed __________ if I am ever arrested. (knock on wood)

Example

Right to a speedy trailRight to an attorney Right to a trail by peers

  

Word

 

Definition

 A political system were states or regions give some powers to a central government 

Sentence

 The United States government is an example of ___________________.

Example

US

England   

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