Case Law Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assume that the Supreme Court of Arizona recently decided that the statute that states, “All citizens of Arizona shall only drive motor vehicles of the same color,” means that all citizens of
Arizona may only drive blue motor vehicles. When presented with an issue and factual scenario identical to the one considered by the Supreme Court in the described decision, may the Appellate Court hold that the defendant may drive a green motor vehicle?
Choice 1 Yes, because the color of one’s motor vehicle should not be restricted.
Choice 2 No, because the Appellate Court is bound by the Supreme Court’s decision; therefore, the defendant may only drive a blue motor vehicle.
Choice 3 No, but the Appellate Court may rule that the defendant may drive a silver motor vehicle.
Choice 4 Yes, because the cases are distinguishable.
On a question of federal law, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York is bound by the decisions of which court?:
Choice 1 The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Choice 2 The Court of Appeals for the State of New York.
Choice 3 The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Choice 4 The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
On a question of state law, Connecticut’s Appellate Court is bound by the decisions of which court:?
Choice 1 Connecticut Superior Court.
Choice 2 Connecticut Supreme Court.
Choice 3 The United States District Court of Connecticut..
Choice 4 The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
While reading a court’s decision, you read the following: “Therefore, under General Statutes § 2-102, singing in public after 11 p.m. is not allowed.” This is an example of:
Choice 1 An issue.
Choice 2 Dicta.
Choice 3 The holding.
Choice 4 The procedural history.
In the trial court in New Hampshire, which of the following is considered mandatory authority?
Choice 1 A law review article authored a professor from the highest ranked law school in the U.S.
Choice 2 Another trial court’s holding.
Choice 3 A decision from the United States District Court.
Choice 4 A New Hampshire state statute.

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