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  1. RATIFICATION:
    Formal approval, final consent to the effectiveness of a constitution, constitutional amendment or treaty.
  2. REAPPORTION:
    redistribute as in seats in a legislative body.
  3. RECALL:
    remove an elected official from office.
  4. RECOGNITION:
    the exclusive power of a President to recognize foreign states. - establish formal diplomatic relations with foreign states. (400)
  5. REFERENDUM:
    a legislative measure is referred to the State's voters for final approval or rejection.
  6. REFUGEE:
    one who leaves his or her home to seek protection from war, persecution, or some other danger.
  7. REPRIEVE:
    Official postponement of a sentence or pardon.
  8. RESERVED POWERS:
    those powers that the Constitution does not grant to the National and does not at the same time, deny to the states. (92)
  9. RESOLUTION:
    a measure relating to the business of either house or expressing an opinion-does not have the force of law.
  10. REVERSE DISCRIMINATION:
    discrimination against the majority group. (REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA V. BAKKE, 1978-610)
  11. RIDER:
    unpopular provision added to an important bill certain to pass so that it will ride through the legislative process.
  12. RULE OF LAW:
    concept that holds that government and its officers are always subject to law.
  13. RUNOFF PRIMARY:
    a primary in which the top two-vote getters in the first direct primary face one another.
  14. SEARCH WARRANT:
    a court order authorizing a search.
  15. SEDITION:
    the crime of attempting to overthrow the government by force or unlawful activates.

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