Chapter 11: Judicial Branch – Flashcards

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The court that is responsible for formulating the rules of civil procedure is the
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Texas Supreme Court
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The Texas Supreme Court does all the following, except
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fill vacancies in state district courts when they arise
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Which of the following courts lack criminal jurisdiction?
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Texas Supreme Court
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Members of the Supreme court?
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2 of 9 justices are women
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Disputes concerning business contracts, divorce, family matters and personal injury involve
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civil law
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In Texas, nearly all judges are chosen by a
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partisan election
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Approximately one-third of all lawsuits are tried by a (an)
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judge
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The court that requires no qualifications to be a judge is a
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Justice of the Peace
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The most important role in disciplining judges is now played by the
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Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct
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Of the judges of local courts, which must be an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas?
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County court at law judge.
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In a civil jury trial in a state district court, the judge
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applies the law, and the jury finds on the facts.
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How many district courts do we have in the Houston area?
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59
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Which statement regarding the appellate division of the Texas courts is incorrect?
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District courts are appellate when hearing appeals of probate cases.
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A party to a civil case who was dissatisfied with the outcome in the trial court could next proceed to a court with
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appellate jurisdiction
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State district courts have civil jurisdiction in all the following instances, except
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municipal ordinances.
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Texas courts that have exclusive original jurisdiction over slander are
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state district courts
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Justices of the peace in Texas have jurisdiction over all the following, except
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divorces
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A court that hears and decides cases tried for the first time has
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original jurisdiction
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Which of the following courts mainly exercises original jurisdiction?
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State district courts
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A court that has specific authority to decide a particular type of case has
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exclusive jurisdiction.
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When a case can be heard by only one court, that court is said to have
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exclusive jurisdiction
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Which of the following courts lacks criminal jurisdiction?
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Texas Supreme Court
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The type of case appealed directly to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is that of a
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capital felony conviction with imposed death sentence.
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To be a practicing attorney in the State of Texas, a lawyer must be
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a member of the State Bar of Texas
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Indictments are prepared in grand jury proceedings if at least _________ members decide that there is enough evidence to warrant a trial.
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nine
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Grand juries in Texas are composed of __________ members.
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twelve
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Petit or trial juries in Texas are composed of __________ members.
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either six or twelve
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Qualifications for serving on a trial jury in Texas include all the following except
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be able to read and write English.
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question
The court that is responsible for formulating the rules of civil procedure is the
answer
Texas Supreme Court
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The Texas Supreme Court does all the following, except
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fill vacancies in state district courts when they arise
question
Which of the following courts lack criminal jurisdiction?
answer
Texas Supreme Court
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Members of the Supreme court?
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2 of 9 justices are women
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Disputes concerning business contracts, divorce, family matters and personal injury involve
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civil law
question
In Texas, nearly all judges are chosen by a
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partisan election
question
Approximately one-third of all lawsuits are tried by a (an)
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judge
question
The court that requires no qualifications to be a judge is a
answer
Justice of the Peace
question
The most important role in disciplining judges is now played by the
answer
Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct
question
Of the judges of local courts, which must be an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas?
answer
County court at law judge.
question
In a civil jury trial in a state district court, the judge
answer
applies the law, and the jury finds on the facts.
question
How many district courts do we have in the Houston area?
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59
question
Which statement regarding the appellate division of the Texas courts is incorrect?
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District courts are appellate when hearing appeals of probate cases.
question
A party to a civil case who was dissatisfied with the outcome in the trial court could next proceed to a court with
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appellate jurisdiction
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State district courts have civil jurisdiction in all the following instances, except
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municipal ordinances.
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Texas courts that have exclusive original jurisdiction over slander are
answer
state district courts
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Justices of the peace in Texas have jurisdiction over all the following, except
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divorces
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A court that hears and decides cases tried for the first time has
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original jurisdiction
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Which of the following courts mainly exercises original jurisdiction?
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State district courts
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A court that has specific authority to decide a particular type of case has
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exclusive jurisdiction.
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When a case can be heard by only one court, that court is said to have
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exclusive jurisdiction
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Which of the following courts lacks criminal jurisdiction?
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Texas Supreme Court
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The type of case appealed directly to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is that of a
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capital felony conviction with imposed death sentence.
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To be a practicing attorney in the State of Texas, a lawyer must be
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a member of the State Bar of Texas
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Indictments are prepared in grand jury proceedings if at least _________ members decide that there is enough evidence to warrant a trial.
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nine
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Grand juries in Texas are composed of __________ members.
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twelve
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Petit or trial juries in Texas are composed of __________ members.
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either six or twelve
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Qualifications for serving on a trial jury in Texas include all the following except
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be able to read and write English.