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25 terms

Goal 2 pt 2 Vocab

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Cloture
a vote to end a filibuster by limiting debate
Filibuster
unlimitied debate
Apportionment
redrawing election districts to make them approximatley equal in pop.
Census
count of population
Bill
proposed law
Seniority system
method of selecting committee chairpersons on the basis of length of service
Gerrymander
redrawing election district lines to favor one political party (created odd- shaped areas)
Incumbent
congressman who keeps getting elected
Caucus
a political meeting
Impeach
bring charges against a public official as a first step in removing the person from office
Appropiation
money
Pocket veto
president sets aside a bill
Writ of Habeas corpus
right to appear before a judge
Bill of Attainder
law that punishes w/o a trial
Ex Post Facto Laws
punishes for an act that was legal at on time
Expulsion
the kicking out of a public official
Immunity
legal protection from people using things they say against them
censure
formal written disapproval for less serious crimes
Constituents
people seved by an elected official
franking privilege
free mail for congressman
Pork barrel projects
unnecessary law that benefit home state
pigeonhole
committee sets aside a bill
public policy
gov'tal plan of action to achieve goals to benefit the greater good for society
Lobbyist
person who acts for special interest group to influence public policy
Rider
change tacked onto a bill that has little connection to it