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1. The power of the states to enact and enforce laws comes

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1. The power of the states to enact and enforce laws comes from
A. rulings of the Supreme Court.
B. Ninth Amendment to the Constitution.
C. Declaration of Independence.
D. Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.
2. An important aspect of the Magna Carta was that
A. no free man could be imprisoned without judgment
by his peers.
B. the common people were given the ability to vote.
C. the common people were given the ability to own land.
D. no free man could be made to pay taxes to a king.
3. Which of the following cases can be brought in Delaware's Court of Chancery?
A. A preliminary hearing in a murder trial
B. A misdemeanor traffic violation
C. A request for an equitable lien on property
D. A real estate fraud prosecution
4. A suspect chose to plea bargain rather than have a trial. After one day in prison,
he decided he wanted to appeal his case.Which of the following can he appeal?
A. What would have happened at the trial
B. How he is treated in prison
C. Almost nothing, if in his plea bargain he signed away his right to appeal
D. The prejudice against him of the officer who investigated the case
5. The Constitution provides for
A. the organization of the federal judiciary.
B. the power of the courts to enforce their orders.
C. the existence of the judicial branch of government.
D. each state and territory to have a supreme court.
6. The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is stated in what document?
A. The 1689 Bill of Rights
B. The Magna Carta
C. The Constitution
D. The Declaration of Independence
7. The law firm you work for has a client who was in the Gulf War, and now suffers from
several illnesses. She has been denied disability benefits, and has hired your firm to
appeal this decision. Which of the following represents the likely course the litigation
would take?
A. Court of Veterans Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Supreme Court
B. Court of Veterans Appeals, Court of Federal Claims, Supreme Court
C. Federal District Court, Court of Veterans Appeals, Supreme Court
D. Court of Veterans Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Supreme Court
8. An equitable remedy can
A. award only monetary damages.
B. compel action or force cessation of action.
C. proclaim rights and duties and enforce them.
D. compel someone to follow the common law.
9. A state court hears a criminal felony case and in the appeal from conviction, the defendant
raises the question of whether or not his counsel gave effective assistance. The state court
of last resort rules that counsel was effective. The defendant may
A. appeal the decision to the U.S. District Court.
B. not appeal the decision further because it was decided by the court of last resort.
C. not appeal the decision because it didn't involve a right protected by the Constitution.
D. appeal the decision to the federal appellate courts.
10. You're a lawyer, and you must argue whether or not a new state statute is constitutional.
In order to do this, you must review the rights established by
A. federal codes. C. the state constitution.
B. the U.S. Constitution. D. common law.
11. Common law comes from
A. law that was originally applied only to the poor in England.
B. political uprisings throughout history demanding governmental concessions.
C. historical acceptance of conduct approved by courts and not addressed in statutes.
D. commonsense law derived from debates of the American colonial government.
12. The authority for the judicial branch in a state to make up procedural rules comes from
A. its state constitution, statutes, or the judicial branch itself.
B. the power of the court to control its proceedings.
C. the evolving American common law.
D. acts of the U.S. Congress or Senate.
13. The U.S. Constitution limits the powers of the judicial branch to which of the following?
A. Writing and enacting legislation
B. Enforcing laws and court orders
C. Enacting administrative laws
D. Interpreting legislation
14. You're a lawyer preparing for a criminal trial. What should you do to find out more evidence
in your case?
A. Look at the fact pattern
B. Engage in discovery
C. Make motions to dismiss the case
D. Spot the issues
15. A case, Thomson v. Powell, which upheld a search of a vehicle by state police despite
the owner's objections, was approved for publication by the state court of last resort.
Subsequently, a decision of the Supreme Court declared such a search illegal. The
state court of last resort orders that Thomson v. Powell be
A. canceled. C. annotated.
B. cited. D. depublished.
16. When a soldier appeals a court-martial decision, what federal appellate court of last resort
may review that case?
A. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
B. The U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals
C. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services
D. The U.S. Court of Appeals where the court-martial occurred
17. You're writing a legal brief that asks the Supreme Court to review the decision of a Circuit
Court, which you believe has made a decision conflicting with federal precedent. In this
brief, you'll petition for a
A. writ of prohibition. C. writ of certiorari.
B. writ of habeas corpus. D. writ of rescission.
18. Which of the following cases must be tried in state court?
A. A dispute between two Texas residents over ownership of a ranch
B. Prosecution of a cruise line for dumping hazardous waste in Chesapeake Bay
C. An antitrust case to stop the merger of two large banks
D. A lawsuit against the FAA brought by airplane crash victims' families
19. In the United States, it's presumed that every citizen
A. abides by the law. C. knows the law.
B. believes in the law. D. votes to uphold the law.
20. Conservation courts are concerned primarily with
A. issues affecting federal lands and national parks.
B. issues affecting hunting and fishing on Native American land.
C. the adoption and placement of Native American children.
D. environmental issues, such as clean water.

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