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the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations without arousing hostility
Due Process of Law
principle in the 5th Amendment stating that the government must follow proper constitutional procedures in trials and in other actions it takes against individuals
the institution through which the state maintains social order, provides public services, and enforces binding decisions on citizens
the power of the Supreme Court to declare laws and actions of local, state, or national governments unconstitutional
the authority, power, or right of a court to interpret or apply the law on certain cases
direct contact made by an interest group representative in order to persuade government officials to support the policies their interest group favors
a group of individuals with broad common interests who organize to nominate candidates for office, win elections, conduct government, and determine public policy
a specific description of a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them
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