Goal 2 pt 2 Vocab

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Cloture

a vote to end a filibuster by limiting debate

Filibuster

unlimitied debate

Apportionment

redrawing election districts to make them approximatley equal in pop.

Census

count of population

Bill

proposed law

Seniority system

method of selecting committee chairpersons on the basis of length of service

Gerrymander

redrawing election district lines to favor one political party (created odd- shaped areas)

Incumbent

congressman who keeps getting elected

Caucus

a political meeting

Impeach

bring charges against a public official as a first step in removing the person from office

Appropiation

money

Pocket veto

president sets aside a bill

Writ of Habeas corpus

right to appear before a judge

Bill of Attainder

law that punishes w/o a trial

Ex Post Facto Laws

punishes for an act that was legal at on time

Expulsion

the kicking out of a public official

Immunity

legal protection from people using things they say against them

censure

formal written disapproval for less serious crimes

Constituents

people seved by an elected official

franking privilege

free mail for congressman

Pork barrel projects

unnecessary law that benefit home state

pigeonhole

committee sets aside a bill

public policy

gov'tal plan of action to achieve goals to benefit the greater good for society

Lobbyist

person who acts for special interest group to influence public policy

Rider

change tacked onto a bill that has little connection to it

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