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docket
court's list of cases to be heard
expatriation
legal process by which a loss of citizenship occurs
constituent
people who vote for the elected official
appelate jurisdiction
power of the court to review decisions of the lower courts
caucus
group of like-minded people get together and select the candidate in the next election
extradition
fugitive flees from justice and goes to another state
quorum
majority rule
bicameralism
two legislative bodies: house and senate
persona non grata
unwelcomed person in the room
off year election
an election that occurs and a different year from the presidential election
grass roots
average voters
splinter parties
people who break off and begin a political party
straw vote
a poll taken to determine people's views
engrossed
a legislative bill in its final form
grant-in-aid programs
federal money given to state and local governments
franking privilege
benefits allowing members to free mass mailings
gerrymandering
drawing district lines by minipulating political party affiliation
popular sovereignty
people voting
injunction
court order that places limits on individuals or a company
keynote address
speech given at a party convention to set the tone and the campaign begins
soft money
money given to political parties for voting activities
subpoena
court order to appear in court
lobbying
activities by which group pressures are brought to bare on legislative
revenue sharing
a form of federal money aid under which congress divides it up among states
unicameral
a legislative body with one chamber
whips
individuals who are assistants to floor leaders
senatorial courtesy
custom that the senate will not approve a presidential appointment
filibuster
to kill a bill (only in the senate)
cloture
a way to stop a filibuster (prevent)
amnesty
a blanket pardon offered to a group of law violators
concurrent powers
powers that are held by the national government and states
executive privilege
president has privilege but is not above the law
referendum
process by which a legislative measure is referred to the states voters
coattail effect
effect of a strong candidate running for an office who use others to establish a win
habeus corpus
rights of individual and allowing due process