the time following an election when a president's popularity is high and congressional relations are likely to be productive
Federal spending of revenues. Major areas of such spending are social services and the military.
the legal concept under which the Supreme Court has nationalized the Bill of Rights by making most of its provisions applicable to the states through the fourteenth amendment
A view that the Constitution should be interpreted according to the original intent of the framers. Many conservatives support this view.
review by a court of law of actions of a government official or entity or of some other legally appointed person or body or the review by an appellate court of the decision of a trial court
A claim for government funds that cannot be abridged without violating the rights of the claimant; for example, social security benefits or payments on a contract.
an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case
involving financial matters