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Can you name the legal terms from their definition?
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The highest judicial body in the United States
The intermediate appellate courts of the United States federal court system
The mental element of a criminal offense
A legally binding agreement that is enforceable in a court of law
The party who appeals a district court's decision, usually seeking reversal of that decision
The party who opposes an appellant's appeal, and who seeks to persuade the appeals court to affirm the district court's decision
The obligation of one party to prove disputed facts
Law developed by judges through decisions of courts, rather than through legislative statutes or executive branch action
Lawsuit where a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court
Property that is promised as security for the satisfaction of a debt
A written statement that initiates a civil lawsuit, in which the plaintiff details the claims against the defendant
A log containing the complete history of each case in the form of brief chronological entries summarizing the court proceedings.
A proceeding brought before a court by one party only, without notice to or challenge by the other side.
Body of citizens who listen to evidence of criminal allegations and determine whether there is enough evidence for a trial
A statement, other than one made by the declarant while testifying at the trial or hearing, offered in evidence to prove the truth of the matter asserted
Action by an appellate court in which it sends back a case to the lower court for action
An agreement between the disputing parties of a legal case, reached either before or after the court action begins
The maximum time after an event that legal proceedings based on that event may be initiated
Evidence presented by a witness during a trial
The jury selection process of questioning prospective jurors
An order issued by the U.S. Supreme Court directing a lower court to send the records for a case which it will hear on appeal
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