Chapter 24 terms
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laws that are superior to the transient whims of ordinary legislation
Allows voters to petition to propose legislation &then submit it for a vote by qualified voters.
Law enacted by Congress, or by state legislatures or local legislative bodies.
State power to enact laws promoting health, safety, and morals.
The constitution "amending process" power of congress.
A state-level method of direct legislation that gives voters a chance to approve or disapprove proposed legislation or a proposed constitutional amendment.
A procedure for submitting to popular vote the removal of officials from office before the end of their term.
(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness.
A system that allows for the release of a prisoner before he or she has served the full sentence.
A system of law based on precedent and customs.
(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions.
A law that defines crimes against the public order.
A serious crime.
A crime of lesser gravity than a felony, punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment in a county jail.
A law that governs relationships between individuals and defines their legal rights.
A body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law.
A trial in which the judge alone hears the case.
Justice of the Peace
The judge of a small, local court.
A civil officer charged with the administration of the law
Authority of court to review a decision of a lower court or administrative agency.
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