5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Speaker of the House
- Attorney General
- District Court Judge
- a Powers: Hears legal cases; Civil -- lawsuits; Domestic -- divorce and child custody; Criminal -- violations of the criminal code. Responsibilities: Decide impartially on the legal and constitutional merits of the case. Limits: Decisions must not conflict with the Louisiana or U.S. Constitutions; Decisions may be appealed to the Circuit Courts of Appeal.
- b Powers: Presides over the Louisiana House of Representatives. Responsibilities: Manage the House and enforce its rules on the Representatives. Limits: Elected by the members of the House.
- c Powers: Order an autopsy; Commit a patient to a psychiatric facility against his or her will for two weeks if the ___ determines the patient is a danger to himself or herself or others. Responsibilities: Investigate unexplained deaths. Limits: Must follow the laws and the constitutions; the courts and voters evaluate; Must be a licensed physician unless no licensed physician will take the job.
- d Powers: Introduce bills into the Senate; Vote bills into law (with the House); Vote to remove government officials after the House has impeached. Responsibilities: Represent the best interests of his or her constituents. Limits: Cannot introduce bills related to taxes or spending money.
- e Powers: Institute, prosecute, and intervene in any civil action or proceeding on behalf of the state; Advise and assist local district attorneys at their request. Responsibilities: Act as the chief attorney for Louisiana's state government; Head of the Louisiana Department of Justice; Promote public safety. Limits: Must follow the laws and constitutions of the state and federal governments.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Powers: Presides over the Louisiana Senate. Responsibilities: Manage the Senate and enforce its rules on the Senators. Limits: Elected by the members of the Senate.
- Powers: Stop, search (with probable cause and/or a warrant), and arrest people. Responsibilities: Deter crime; Investigate crimes; Enforce the laws. Limits: Must follow the law and the constitutions (US & LA) as determined by judicial branch: Must only enforce laws & ordinances created by legislative branch.
- Powers: Manages the city government. Responsibilities: Carry out the ordinances created by the City Council. Limits: Cannot create ordinances without the City Council; Must follow the laws and constitutions.
- Powers: Votes and writes opinions on legal cases appealed from the District Courts. Responsibilities: Vote impartially on the legal and constitutional merits of the case. Limits: Decisions must not conflict with the Louisiana or U.S. Constitutions; Decisions may be appealed to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
- Powers: Keep records of real estate transactions, moveable property transactions, court decisions, marriages, etc. Responsibilities: Keep accurate and complete records for the courts. Limits: Must keep office open on the hours required by the state.
5 True/False questions
Treasurer → Powers: Invest state funds; Disburse state funds. Responsibilities: Keep state funds secure; Manage the state's money; Lead the Louisiana Department of the Treasury; Make an annual financial report to governor and legislature. Limits: The legislature creates the budget and mandates the spending.
Council Member → Powers: May propose new city ordinances; Has a vote on ordinances. Responsibilities: Attend city council meetings; Represent the interests of his or her constituents. Limits: Ordinances may not conflict with state or federal laws or constitutions.
Teacher → Powers: Assign grades and discipline students. Responsibilities: Successfully implement the state curriculum as measured by standardized tests; Maintain a safe learning environment. Limits: Must implement the curriculum; Can recommend disciplinary actions, but APA, Principal, and even School Board can have input on the disciplinary action.
Representative → Powers: Introduce bills into the Senate; Vote bills into law (with the House); Vote to remove government officials after the House has impeached. Responsibilities: Represent the best interests of his or her constituents. Limits: Cannot introduce bills related to taxes or spending money.
Governor → Powers: Commands Louisiana National Guard (unless the Guard has been federalized and placed under the command of the President of the United States); Veto bills, requiring a 2/3 majority in both legislative chambers (House and Senate) to override; May submit administrative bills to the legislature through friendly legislators; Call special sessions of the legislature if he or she feels a matter is too urgent to wait for the next session; Is the Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana. Responsibilities: Enforce the laws of Louisiana; Prepares and submits a budget to the legislature; Appoint members of many boards and commissions. Limits: Must enforce the laws created by the legislature; Must follow the laws and constitutions of the state and federal governments.