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An Executive branch in which power is fragmented because of the election of statewide officeholders, independent of the election of governor.
In order to run for Governor in Texas you must:
be 30, US Citizen, reside in Texas for the prior five years. Informal: name, prior experience, fundraising, support from party
The most significant Executive Power is? Legislative Powers
Appointment = (Politics) veto legislation call special sessions push agenda
What does the Attorney General do?
states Attorney in civil cases, issues opinions, collects child support
How do you Impeach our Governor
House brings charges Senate holds trial Texas Supreme Court justice presides
Tell me the main differences in Civil and Criminal Law?
dispute between two parties with financial reward as the end result. Dispute between you and the state with fines, probation, jail, or execution as end result
a lawyer working on a "contingency" based outcome, means what?
don't get paid unless you win.
What does a Grand Jury do?
hears preliminary evidence in felony cases
Explain the criminal law process
violation of law charged trial (plea bargain) proof: beyond a reasonable doubt
Judges in Texas are appointed, or elected? why is this an issue. either way
Who assigns crime categories and punishments?
the Texas Legislature through laws
A Second DWI offense in Texas is categorized as what, and what is the punishment?
Class A Misdemeanor fine of up to $4,000 one month to one year loss of drivers license up to two years
What is Bond/Bail?
set by judge, 10% of bond to release you until trial.
What is Ruiz vs. Estelle
lawsuit brought by prisoners that changed prison conditions in Texas
Explain policy and the process of policy formation?
laws passed regarding prominent economic and social issues that reflect the ideology of leadership
What is the name of the Trump's Supreme Court Nominee?
How are Supreme Court Justices nominated and confirmed? What is the "nuclear option"?
President/Senate 2/3 (61), Nuclear: majority changes rules to simple majority
How did the jurors rule in the McDonalds civil lawsuit?
in favor of plaintiffs
How many state legislators does it take to call a constitutional convention? Why does Gov. Abbott want to do this?
34. To give power back to states
Why was the Brazos County District Attorney having a hard time deciding what to charge Nathaniel Tillery?
enough evidence to prove Capital Murder?
Texas leads the nation in ________?
The majority of criminal and civil trial cases are heard in what courts?
How many female Governors of Texas has there been?
2 Ann Richards Ma Ferguson
The highest Civil Court in Texas is? The highest Criminal Court in Texas is?
Texas Supreme Court (9) Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (9)
The name of the McDonalds General Manager and local hip hop artist was?
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