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civics chapter 6
|population count taken by the census
|oddly shaped district designed to increase teh voting strength of a particular group
|the politcial party to which more than half the members belong
|the political party to which fewer than half the members belong
|years of service
|powers that congress has that are specifically listed in the constitution
|clause in article 1 section 8 of the constitution that gives congress the right to make all laws necessary and proper to carry out.
|stretches it powers to meet new needs
|accuse officials of misconduct in office
|writ of habeas corpus
|the court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to court to explain why they're holding the person
|bill of attainder
|laws that punish a person
|ex post facto law
|law that makes an act a crime after the act has been committed
|senators and representatives can send job-related mail without paying postage.
|people hired by private groups to influence government decision makers.
|members of congress that act as trouble shooters for people from their home districts and states who request help in dealing with the federal government
|government projects and grants that primarily benefit the home district or state