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Article III specifies the powers of the Supreme Court.
The Judiciary Act of 1789 established the federal circuit courts and district courts.
The district courts are appellate courts.
Litigants have an automatic right of appeal to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court's annual term begins on the first Thursday in April.
A dissenting opinion is written by a justice who agrees with the decision of the majority, but disagrees with the rationale.
The selection of federal judges is a highly political process.
Strict constructionists believe that the Constitution should be interpreted in light of modern values
The Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over cases in which the United States is a party.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is a constitutional court
The Supreme Court regularly exercises its original jurisdiction.
Rotating three-judge panels decide cases in the federal courts of appeals.
Marburyv. Madison significantly expanded the power of the federal judiciary
The United States has a dual system of justice.
Only the Supreme Court can review the decisions of state courts.