#2 History 6-8

  1. Embargo
    An agreement among a group of nations that prohibits them all from trading with a target nations
  2. Cabinet
    A group of advisors to the president that includes the heads of 14 top level executive departments
  3. Federal bureaucracy
    The collective agencies and employees of the executive branch
  4. Spoils service
    Rewarding people with government jobs on the basis of their political support
  5. Jurisdiction
    A courts authority to hear and decide cases
  6. Concurrent jurisdiction
    Authority for both state and federal courts to hear and decide cases
  7. Appellate jurisdiction
    The authority of a court to hear a case appealed from a lower court
  8. Remand
    To send a case backto a lower court to be tried again
  9. Precedent
    A ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later, similar case
  10. Majority opinion
    a statement that presents the views of the majority of supreme court justices regarding a case
  11. Stare decisis
    The practice of using earlier judicial rulings as a basis for deciding cases
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#2 History 6-8