Mass Media Law 21st Edition Calvert Test Bank

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Mass Media Law 21st Edition Calvert Test Bank

Chap 1

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The common law is
A. a deductive system of law where the rules are expounded first and then the court decides the legal situation under the existing rules.
B. an inductive system of law in which a legal rule is arrived at after consideration of a great many specific instances or cases.
C. an administrative system of law in which a government official uses a panel of common citizens to develop the rule of law.
D. a legislative system of law that operates at the state and local levels.

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2. In the legal citation 539 U.S. 558 (2003), the number 558 refers to the A. docket number of the case.
B. volume of the reporter which contains the case.
C. first-page number of the case.

D. federal judicial number of the case. Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

3. The concept of “statutory construction” best refers to the process of A. legislative bodies creating and drafting the common law.
B. legislative bodies creating and drafting statutes.
C. courts and judges interpreting the meaning of the common law.

D. courts and judges interpreting the meaning of statutes. Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

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Chapter 01 The American Legal System

Chapter 01 – The American Legal System

4. The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees was an example of the Supreme Court
A. following the doctrine of stare decisis.
B. not following the doctrine of stare decisis.

C. applying the void for vagueness doctrine.
D. applying both the void for vagueness doctrine and the overbreadth doctrine.

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5. A justice who agrees with the result reached by the majority of the court, but who does not agree with the majority’s reasoning or who wants to emphasize a point ignored by the majority can write is known as a
A. concurring opinion.

B. dissenting opinion. C. plurality opinion. D. per curiam opinion.

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6. The Congress has the authority to abolish every federal court in the land, except for the U.S. Supreme Court, because
A. the Congress is the supreme government institution and it represents the people.
B. the Congress controls the federal budget, including the budget for the courts.

C. the Constitution specifically calls for only one court, the Supreme Court. D. federal judges are appointed by the Congress.

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7. What is the Supreme Court doing when it issues a writ of certiorari? A. It is ordering a lower court to rehear a case.
B. It is overturning a previous Supreme Court ruling.
C. It is agreeing to hear the appeal of a lower court ruling.

D. It is rejecting an appeal to rehear a case, noting that it is certain its first ruling was correct. Accessibility: Keyboard Navigation

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8. A per curiam opinion is
A. an unsigned opinion from an appellate court.
B. an opinion issued by an attorney general.
C. an opinion by a judge or justice who disagrees with the majority opinion. D. a written legal argument prepared by an attorney.

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9. When it comes to granting a petition for a writ of certiorari, the U.S. Supreme Court applies the
A. rule of three.
B. rule of four.

C. rule of five. D. rule of six.

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10. Which statement about U.S. Courts of Appeals is correct?
A. Each state has its own U.S. Court of Appeals.
B. There are four U.S. Courts of Appeals—one each for the Eastern, Western, Southern, and Northern United States.
C. There are 13 circuits of the U.S. Courts of Appeals.
D. There are nine U.S. Courts of Appeals, one for each justice on the Supreme Court.

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