Answer these questions in the answer box below. Use complete sentences and answer thoroughly.
1.Give an example of a case that would fall under diversity jurisdiction.Explain all of the key elements of such a case.
2.What is the reason for having exclusive federal jurisdiction in issues such as bankruptcy, copyright and patent and trademarks?
3.What are the differences between an appeals court and a trial court?
4.Explain the process that takes place in the pleadings portion of the trial
5.What are the differences between conciliation, mediation and arbitration?
6.In a case that involves diversity jurisdiction, why would one of the parties prefer a state court to a federal court or vice versa?
7.Consider a television or a radio advertisement and indicate how commercial speech is protected to a lesser degree than individual speech in our society.
8.What is the difference between substantive and procedural due process?
9.In your opinion, how far should freedom of speech go?Should advertisers be allowed to express opinions that disparage competition?Should satire be protected to the degree where it is crude or obscene in some opinions?
10.Several states have enacted statutes allowing for the medical use of marijuana.The federal government has (thus far) a clear policy against allowing cannabis clubs and the like to distribute the drug.Can the federal government overstep a state initiative?If so, under what authority?
11.What are the reasons that a court can review and set aside an administrative agency decision?Give an example of two ways that an agency decision might be overturned.