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  1. Who is the Commander of the national armed forces?
    The President.
  2. How are electors elected?
    by the people in the districts they're representing.
  3. How does the Electoral College work?
    Each state has a number of electors equal to the number of its U.S. senators.
  4. What is a cabinet?
     a council advising a president.
  5. What does the press secretary, the chief of staff, and the vice president have in common?
    They are all positions within the EOP.
  6. What is a mandate?
    a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue.
  7. Who is head of the executive branch?
    President of the USA
  8. What is amnesty?
    the formal act of liberating someone.
  9. What is a line-iten veto?
    a special form of veto that authorizes a chief executive to reject particular provisions of a bill.
  10. What is the purpose of regulatory commissions?
    to regulate the nation's civilian use of byproduct.
  11. How did Congress streamline federal purchasing?
     reliance of Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology
  12. What is the spoils system?
    refers to the conferral of office on people based upon political concerns rather than fitness for office.
  13. What is an injuction?
    a court order that requires a party to do or refrain from doing specific acts.
  14. What is an iron triangle?
    a dating scenario where a midshipman is sleeping with 3 different women at once.
  15. What are state courts?
    They handle the vast majority of civil and criminal cases in the US.
  16. What are federal courts?
    make up the judiciary branch of federal government of the US.
  17. Which type of court has appelleate jurisdiction?
    The Supreme Court
  18. What is a litigant?
    a courtroom lawyer.
  19. What is an indictment?
    a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
  20. What is another term for trial jury?
    petit jury
  21. What is "riding the circuit"?
    a professional who travels a regular circuit of locations to provide services.
  22. What is a brief?
    a short and concise statement or written item.
  23. What is a desicion by the Supreme Court called?
    Rule of Law
  24. What is a precedent?
    a law established by following earlier judicial decisions.
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2012-10-15 17:10:00
American Government

American Government
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