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  1. LAISSEZ-FAIRE THEORY:
    2 theories which suggest that government should play 2 very limited role in 2 societies.
  2. LIBEL:
    false and malicious use of printed words.
  3. LIBERAL CONSTRUCTIONIST:
    one who argues a broad interpretation of the constitution.
  4. LINE-ITEM VETO:
    A Presidents cancellation of specific dollar amounts (line Items) from a Congressional spending bill instituted in 1966 and struck down by the Supreme Court in 1998.
  5. LITERACY:
    ability to read and write.
  6. LOBBYING:
    activities by which group pressures are brought to bear on legislators, the legislative process and all aspects of the public-policy-making process.
  7. MANDATE:
    the instruction or commands a constituency gives its elected officials.
  8. MAJORITY OPINION:
    or the Opinion of the court announcing the majority of the members
  9. MIRANDA RULE:
    the Constitutional rights which police must read to a suspect before questioning can occur.
  10. NATIONALIZATION:
    the governmental acquisition of private industry for public use.
  11. NATURAIQIZATION:
    the legal process by which citizens of one country become citizens of another.
  12. NECESSARY AND PROPER CLAUSE:
    ARTICLE I, SECTION 8, CLAUSE 18- "make all laws that are necessary and proper.
  13. NAFTA-NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT:
    an agreement signed by Bill Clinton 1994 removing trade restrictions among (US, Canada & Mexico.)
  14. OLIGARCHY:
    a form of government to rule is held by a small, in usually self-appointed elite.
  15. OPEN PRIMARY:
    a party-nominating election in which any qualified voter can take part.
  16. ORIGINAL JURISDICTION:
    the power of a court to hear a case first before any other court.
  17. OVERSIGHT FUNCTION:
    review by legislative committees of the policies and programs of the executive branch.

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