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The procedure during which the judge reads the formal charge against the defendant and the defendant pleads guilty or not guilty.
A policy designed to give special attention to or compensatory treatment for members of some previously disadvantaged group.
balance the ticket
When a presidential candidate chooses a running mate who can strengthen his chance of being elected by virtue of certain ideological, geographic, racial, ethnic, gender, or other characteristics
As ________, the president is a representative of all Americans and should be a moral leader.
_______ is when a case can be heard only in a federal court, not in a State court.
The ______ states that evidence gained by an illegal act cannot be used against a person.
The _______ is a group of people chosen from each state to make a formal selection of the President.
Gregg vs. Georgia
In ______, the Supreme Court upheld the idea that the death penalty is not cruel and unusual punishment.
_______ is a formal charge brought against a public official by the lower house in a legislative body.
The Supreme Court case Marbury vs. Madison in 1803 is a landmark case because it established the principle of _______.
When it comes to political ideology, a person who is in the middle is known as a _________.
The Supreme Court can reverse a decision. The majority opinion today could become the _______ opinion tomorrow.
In order to become a Supreme Court Justice, one must be approved by the U.S Senate with a ________.
popular vote plan
The ______ is one solution to the problems with the electoral college. It would do away with the electoral college and allow direct election of the president through popular election.
Typically, Democrats are ________, meaning they favor conservation of natural resources and strong environmental laws against pollution.
Supreme Court decisions are used as ________ to be followed in similar cases as they arise in lower courts or when they reach the Supreme Court.
A _________ is a basic statement of the party's principles and its stand on major policy matters.
A _________ is when a defendant makes an agreement that allows him to plead to a lesser charge instead of a more serious one.
A provision, unlikely to pass on its own merit, added to an important bill certain to pass, to increase its chances of passing is known as a ________.
Speaker of the House
The _______ is second in line to succeed should something happen to the President.
Democrats believe it is the duty of society to help the less fortunate through government _______, which exist to help those in need, i.e., welfare.
A _______ is a specified length of time served by elected officials in their elected offices. The President's is 4 years, a Senator's is 6 years, a Representative's is 2 years.
The ________ is the first in line to succeed should something happen to the President.
The city of Shawnee is broken up into four _______, a smaller area or political boundry which is represented by two city council members.
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