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Key Unit Vocabulary
|a person from a legislator's district
|in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the political party to which more than half the members belong
|in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the political party to which fewer than half the members belong
|to accuse government officials of misconduct in office
|Writ of Habeas Corpus
|a court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to court to explain why they are holding the person
|Ex Post facto law
|a law that would allow a person to be punished for an action that was not against the law when it was committed
|president's power to kill a bill, if Congress is not in session, by not signing it for ten days
|the practice of using earlier judicial rulings as a basis for deciding cases
|a statement that presents the views of the majority of Supreme Court justices regarding a case
|A group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president.
|A rule or command that has the force of law.
|The ability to keep the country safe from attack or harm
|An agreement among a group of nations that prohibits them from trading with a target nation.
|The collective agencies and employees of the executive branch.
|Civil Service System
|The practice of hiring government worker on the basis of open, competitive, and merit
|Hiring people into government jobson the basis of their qualifications
|A formal agreement between the government of two or more countries.
|A court that reviews decisions made in a lower district court.
|The power of the supreme court to say whether federal, state, or local law, or government actions goes against the constitution.
|federal court where trails are held and lawsuits are begun.
|In accordance with the constitution