Get word savvy with some fun lawyer lingo like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. You can be smart with style and rule the court room–or maybe just a game of scrabble with friends. Either way, why not know the difference between writ and Habeas Corpus?
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Polish up your lawyer lingo–choose the correct definition for the following terms, starting with: Habeas corpus
Habeas corpus protects prisoners from illegal confinement during a trial.
Barrister is another, less-common name for someone who practices law.
A writ is a formal written command issued by a judge.
An affidavit is a written, printed or videotaped statement of facts authorized by the court.
A stay is an order handed down by the court to delay judicial proceedings.
A venire is a list of potential jurors.
Subpoenas are used to obtain evidence or require witnesses to appear in court.
Bonus round. Test your legal knowledge by answering these questions, starting with: Who appoints federal judges?
The president appoints federal judges to the Supreme Court, court of appeals and district courts, with approval from the Senate.
What is judicial review?
Judicial review authorizes the Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of new laws.
How many justices sit on the Supreme Court?
Nine judges, or justices, serve on the Supreme Court.