Card Set Information
What is the Bill of Rights?
the 1st 10 amendments to the US Constitution.
What is sedition?
an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority.
What is prior restraint?
an official restriction of speech prior to publication.
When does the Court allow for prior restraint?
when there is an invasion of privacy, or a release to the press.
What laws protect newspaper reporters?
They recieve protection by the authorities.
What is the process of naturalization?
the legal process through which a foreign citizen or national can become a U.S. citizen.
What is the "law of the soil"?
children are citizens of the nation in which they are born, no matter what the parents nationalities are.
What is double jeopardy?
the subjecting of a person to a second trial or punishment for the same offense for which the person has.
What is plea bargaining?
a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge.
What is a multi-party system?
a system where more than two parties have some impact in a state's political life.
What do the Liberty Party and the Free Soil Party have in common?
What are names of the voting districts?
The precinct is the smallest geographic area in US voting subdivisions.
What is the early purpose of a caucus?
To select delegates to send to the party's national convention.
What is the name of the powerful politcal leaders who choose delegates and control the conventions?
Democratic National Convention.
What is a closed primary?
a primary in which only registered members of a particular political party can vote.
What is the problem with soft money?
defined as political donations.
What was the impact of the grandfather clause?
an exemption from state property and literacy requirements to citizens.
What is a straight-party ticket?
a document that serves as a certificate or permit.
What is political socialization?
The relationship between people and politics.
Which Constitutional amendment protects the media?
Right to Privacy are the 4th, 5th, 9th and 14th.
What is the purpose of the fairness doctrine?
an attempt to ensure that all coverage of controversial issues by a broadcast station be balanced and fair.
What is a news release?
Headline, City, State/Country-Month Day, Year, Body, Company/Organization info, Contact info, ENDS or ###.