Instructions: Use the definitions below to discover the correct term and then find the term in the puzzle.
- A brief in which someone who is not a part of a case gives advice or testimony.
- A twelfth-century English law that established judicial procedure and the grand jury system.
- A disagreement whose settlement is based on personal vengeance and physical violence.
- A court that holds sessions at intervals within different areas of a judicial district.
- In medieval German and English law, a practice by which a defendant could establish innocence by taking an oath and having a required number of people swear that they believed the oath.
- An old English court comprising the king’s councilors that was separate from common-law courts.
- The authority of a court to hear a case based on the location of the offense.
- The authority of a court to hear a case based on where the case is located in the system.
- In archaic usage, considered the first type of jury that determined the ownership of land. Currently, a type of investigation.
- Sometimes called inferior courts, in reference to their hierarchy. These courts receive their authority and resources from local county or municipal governments.
- A rule that states that at least four of the nine Supreme Court justices must vote to hear a case.
- General courts and special courts funded and run by each state.
- The authority of a court to hear a case based on the nature of the case.
- An ancient custom found in many cultures in which the accused was required to perform a test to prove guilt.
- Intermediate courts that dispose of many appeals before they reach the Supreme Court.
- Courts of general jurisdiction that try felony cases involving federal laws and civil cases involving amounts of money over $75,000.
- The lowest level of the federal court system, created in 1968 to ease the caseload of the U.S. district courts.
- The “court of last resort.” The highest court in the United States, established by Article III of the Constitution, hears only appeals, with some exceptions.
- An order from a superior court calling up for review the record of a case from a lower court.