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AP Gov Summer Vocab Part 9

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Judicial Activism
an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court), Philosophy proposing that judges should interpret the Constitution to reflect current conditions and values.
Judicial Restraint
Philosophy proposing that judges should interpret the Constitution to reflect what the framers intended and what its words literally say., A judicial philosophy in which judges play minimal policymaking roles, leaving that duty strictly to the legislatures
Judicial Review
the power of the Supreme Court to declare laws and actions of local, state, or national governments unconstitutional, the right of the supreme court to determine if a law violates the constitution
Line Item Veto
Presidential power to strike, or remove, specific items from a spending bill without vetoing the entire package; declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
Mandatory Spending
spending on certain programs that is mandated, or required by existing law