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Answer each question in 1 to 3 sentences.

1. Define the term amicus curiae.

2. What does pendent jurisdiction enable federal courts to do?

3. What do general damages compensate for?

4. What was decided in the US Supreme Court case of Marbury versus Madison?
5. Define the term at bar.

6.What is a default judgment?

7. Name three of the five sources of modern American law

8. What is the purpose of discovery during a lawsuit or criminal trial?

9. When is the decision of the state court of last resort not final?

10. What type of jurisdiction did the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 give Native American tribal courts?