VOCAB 14

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  1. SENATORIAL COURTESY:
    custom that the Senate will not approve a presidential appointment opposed by a majority party senator from the State in which the appointee would serve.
  2. SENIORITY RULE:
    unwritten rule in both houses of Congress reserving the top posts in each chamber (chair person) for members with the longest records of service.
  3. SEPARATION OF POWERS:
    basic principle of American system government, that V the executive, legislative and judicial powers are divided among the three .independent and coequal branches.
  4. SESSION:
    period of time during which each year, Congress assembles and conducts its business.
  5. SHIELD LAW:
    a law which gives reporters some protection against having to disclose their sources or reveal other confidential information in legal proceedings.
  6. SLANDER:
    false and malicious use of spoken words.
  7. SOFT MONEY:
    money given to State and local party organizations for voting-related activities.
  8. SPECIAL SESSION:
    an extraordinary session of a legislative body which is called in case of an emergency.
  9. SPLINTER PARTIES:
    political parties that have split away from the major parties.
  10. SPLIT-TICKET VOTING:
    voting for candidates of different parties for different offices
  11. SPOILS SYSTEM:
    practice of giving offices and other favors of government to political supporters and friends.
  12. STANDING COMMITTEE:
    permanent committee in a legislative body to which bills in a specified subject matter area are referred.
  13. STRAIGHT-TICKET VOTING:
    the practice of voting for candidates of only one party in an election
  14. STRICT CONSTRUCTIONIST:
    one who argues a narrow interpretation of the Constitution's provision, in particular those granting power to the Federal Government.
  15. SUBPOENA:
    a person to appear and to produce documents or other requested material in court.
  16. SUBSTANTIVE DUE PROCESS:
    the government must create fair policies and laws.

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