Civics and Economics Unit 3 Vocab

  1. the right of senators and representative to send job-related mail without paying postage
    franking privilege
  2. a statement that presents the views of the majority of supreme court justices regarding a case
    Majority Opinion
  3. A statement written by a justice who disagrees with the majority opinion, presenting his or her opinion
    Dissenting Opinion
  4. A court's calendar, showing the schedule of cases it is to hear
  5. Power of the Supreme Court to say whether any federal, state, or local laws of government action goes against the Constitution
    Judicial Review
  6. The practivce of using earlier judidical rulings a a basis for deciding cases
    Stare Decisis
  7. A ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later, similar case
  8. authority for both state and federal courts to hear and decide cases
    Concurrent jurisdiction
  9. group of advisors to the president that includes the heads of his top level executive departments
  10. a nation's overall plan for dealing with other nations
    Foreign Policy
  11. a declaration of forgiveness and freedom from punishment
  12. a person appointed to vote in presidential election for the major candidates
  13. a rule or command that carries out the law
    executive order
  14. a person from a legislator's district
  15. authority for only federal courts to hear and decide cases
    executive jurisdiction
  16. representative on an interest group who contacts lawmakers or other government officials directly to influence their policy making
  17. president's power to kill a bill by not signing it for 10 days while Congress is not in session
    Pocket Veto
  18. refusal to sign a bill or resolution
  19. government project grant that primarily benefits the home district or state
  20. a tactic for defeating a bill in the Senate by talking until the bill's sponsor withdraws it
  21. a law that would allow a person to be punished for an action that was not against the law when it was committed
    Ex Post Facto Law
  22. to accuse government officials of misconduct in office
  23. Years of service, used as consideration for assigning committee members
  24. the authority to hear cases for the first time
    original jurisdiction
  25. oddly-shaped election district designed to increase the voting strength of a particular group
  26. a population count taken by the Census Bureau
  27. a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
  28. a court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to court to explain why they are holding the person
    Writ of Habeas Corpus
  29. to send a case back to a lower court to be tried again
  30. the authority of a court to hear a case appealed from a lower court
    appelate jurisdiction
  31. an order to delay a person's punishment until a higher court can hear the case
  32. a law that punishes a person accused of a crime without trial or a fair hearing
    Bill of Attainder
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Civics and Economics Unit 3 Vocab
Unit 3