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Capital crime


Murder+ any other felony=death


Filibuster


Used to extend debate by speaking non stopgov


Government employee unions


650000 workers; chosen by support

CPAPA

5 types of candidates; celeb, pro, amateur, patrician, activist

Iran-centered affair

US sold arms from Isreal to Iran. Used money to overthrow Nicaragua. Reagan driven

Citizens united

Unlimited campaign donations

NASA

National Aeronautics & Space Admin.

Hill-Thomas hearings

Thomas accused of sexual assault by hill

Charlie J Guiteau

Killed pres. Garfield


Ex. Of spoil system

FDR Revolution

Made democrats majority


Realignment:dem


Disallignment: rep

Confirmation hearings

Robert Bork confirmed that Nixon was to blame for Watergate Scandal

Chief justice

Current- John glover Roberts


Longest- John Marshall (34yr)


1st black- Thurgood Marshall

Gerrymandering

Redrawing districts to benefit a party

Pork barrel politics

CEO style to gain campaign donations

Marburg vs. Madison

Case about papers. Lead to judicial review. What gives Supreme Court power

Money & justice

Poor= trial and sentenced


Rich= trial and innocent

Great communicators

Ted Roosevelt- magazine


FD Roosevelt- radio


Reagan- tv

PATCO

Public Air Traffic Controllers Org. Striked against Reagan for pay raise

Region of terror

France- king Louie 16th- guietene


1977- last used


1939- last public use

Solicitor general

(Current) Donald B Verrili jr.


Determines what legal positions for us to take in court

Court packing scheme

FDR wanted to increase Supreme Court. Ruled unconstitutional.

J. Edgar Hoover

Longest serving FBI agent

Minority Justice

Louis Brandeis- 1st Jew


Thurgood Marshall- 1st black


Sandra day oConner- 1st girl


Sonia sotomayer- 1st Hispanic

West wing

Built by Ted Roosevelt. Rebuilt/added to by pres Taft. Oval Office location now

Texas death row

Highest in country. Serious stuff

Death by electrocution

Execution


Strapped to chair. Electrodes on head and leg. High volts sent through body.