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Question 1: The ________ has stated:
United States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitUnited States Court of Appeals for the Seventh CircuitUnited States Court of Appeals for the Sixth CircuitUnited States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Question 2: The issue arose anew in the questioning of Chief Justice ________ and Justice Samuel Alito during their confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
John Roberts Supreme Court nominationSandra Day O'ConnorJohn G. RobertsWilliam Rehnquist

Question 3: In ________ legal systems, a precedent or authority is a legal case establishing a principle or rule that a court or other judicial body utilizes when deciding subsequent cases with similar issues or facts.
Civil law (legal system)Common lawReception statuteSharia

Question 4: In a case of first impression, courts often rely on persuasive precedent from courts in other ________ that have previously dealt with similar issues.
Lis alibi pendensForum shoppingForum non conveniensJurisdiction

Question 5: Under the doctrine of ________, a lower court must honor findings of law made by a higher court that is within the appeals path of cases the court hears.
Stare decisisUnited StatesCommon lawSupreme court

Question 6: In fact, one of the common reasons the Supreme Court grants ________ (that is, they agree to hear a case) is if there is a conflict among the circuit courts as to the meaning of a federal law.
Administrative lawCertiorariCommon lawWrit

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