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Street Law Chapt2

Vocabulary

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the provision in Article VI of the Constitution stating that US laws and treaties must be followed even if state and local laws disagree with the Constitution and these treaties supremacy clause
(1) a draft of a proposed law being considered by a legislature; (2) a written statement of money owed bill
what lawmakers who passed a law wanted the law to mean; if the language of a statute is unclear, judges will often look at this to help them interpret the law legislative intent
a court proceeding trial
to take a case to a higher court for a rehearing appeal
court decision on a legal question that guides future cases with similar questions precedent
a pact between nations; if entered into by the US through its executive branch, the pact must be approved by "two-thirds of the senators present", under Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution, to become effective treaty
a court in which appeals from trial-court decisions are heard appellate court/appeals court
Created by: rierei1971