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L& Y Chpt 2 Vocab

L & Y Chpt 2 Vocab

QuestionAnswer
These departments within the government have the authority to write regulations Agency
A proposed law is called a Bill
Process of writing the actual language of a bill Drafting
Obligation to return criminal to a state or country Extradition
Purpose for which a statute is enacted(what is reason for law) Legislative intent
Law made by local governments Ordinance
Court decision establishing legal principles(decision on which future decisions will be made) Precedent
Comparing state and federal government - [this] has broader power to legislate State legislature
Laws made by legislatures Statute
Provision that places the U.S. Constitution and federal laws above state laws Supremacy Clause
May contain both legislative and executive authority Tribal Council
Agreement or contract between countries Treaty
One reason courts unable to enforce laws Too vague
Divides the lawmaking power between the federal and state governments U.S. Constitution
Created by: ackermanb