Junior Justice

Question 1 

What happens when the chief justice votes with the minority?

the most junior justice in the majority assigns the writing of the Court’s opinion.

he or she assigns the writing of the Court’s opinion to a justice who voted with the majority.

he or she writes a concurring opinion.

the most senior justice in the majority assigns the writing of the Court’s opinion.

Question

The Ninth Circuit includes which two states?

Texas and Louisiana.

Illinois and Indiana.

Michigan and Ohio.

California and Arizona.

Question  

What happens when the Supreme Court justices meet in conference?

only their law clerks are allowed to be in the room with them.

they discuss cases that were argued earlier in the week.

the senior associate justice keeps an official record of the discussions.

the most junior justice presides and offers an opinion first in each case.

Question

The Supreme Court alternates between hearing cases and writing decisions approximately every two weeks. These two periods of the court cycle are called _____ and ______.

hearings/deliberations

periods/intermissions

sets/breaks

sittings/recesses

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