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Key Terms Institutio
Key Terms: Institutions
|Senate motions to end a filibuster that requires a 3/5 vote.
|the people who are represented by elected officials.
|presidential rule or regulation that has the force of law.
|nonstop Senate debate that prevents a bill from coming to a vote.
|Senate maneuver that allows a Senator to stop or delay consideration of a bill or presidential appointment.
|refusal of a President to spend money that has been appropriated by Congress.
|court order that forbids a party from performing a certain actions.
|philosophy that the courts should take an active role in solving problems.
|philosophy that the courts should defer to elected lawmakers in setting policy, and should instead focus on interpreting law rather than making law.
|Line item veto
|power of most governors to delete or reduce funding in a bill on a line by line basis.
|committee action to amend a proposed bill.
|presidential killing of a bill by inaction after Congress adjourns.
|minimum number of members needed for the House or Senate to meet.
|the Supreme Court's sending of a case back to the original court in which it was heard.
|Latin for "let the decision stand." Supreme Court policy of following precedent in deciding cases.