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TermDefinition
The bureaucracy is an extension of ? Executive Branch
How did the civil service system attempt to solve the problems of the spoils system? Established permanent federal employment based on merit rather than political party affiliation.
How many justices are there on the Supreme court? 6 justices- 9 justices
What is precedent? an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.
Majority Opinion a judicial opinion agreed to by more than half of the mebers of a court, sets forth the decision of the court
Concurring opinion a written opinion by one or more judges of a court which agrees with the decision made by the majority but states different reasons for basis for decision
Dissenting Opinion opinion in a legal case written by one or more judges expressing disagreement with the majority opinion of the court which gives rise to its judgment
Division of powers power divided between federal government and state, ex. driving laws
separation of powers make sure branches don't get to much power, three branches separated.
Legislative branch makes laws
Executive Branch carries out laws
Judicial Branch decide if law has been broken
checks and balance separation of power , each branch can check on each other
Created by: sjjwhite