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Protection of Citizenship Rights

Amendment which required states to grant citizenship to "all persons born naturalized in the U.S." and promised "equal protection of the laws." Fourteenth Amendment
Members of Congress are assigned to committees to investigate the merits and problems with suggested bills, sometimes holding public hearings to learn more before sending it to the full House or Senate for debate and a vote. Committee System
The constitutional power of the president to send a bill back to Congress with reasons for rejecting it. A two-thirds vote in each house can override a veto. Veto
A procedure used in the senate to limit debate on a bill. Cloture
A tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches. Filibuster
the act of offering or suggesting something to be considered, accepted, adopted, or done. Proposition
The first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution, containing a list of individual rights and liberties, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press. Bill of Rights
Law that involves the interpretation and application of the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions. Constitutional Law
A law that governs relationships between individuals and defines their legal rights. Civil Law
Law that involves crimes against the state that violate the penal code. Criminal Law
The body of law created by administrative agencies (in the form of rules, regulations, orders, and decisions) in order to carry out their duties and responsibilities. Administrative Law
Law passed by the U.S. Congress or state legislatures. Statutory Law
Laws that govern the interactions and relations between nations, resulting from officials rules, treaties, agreements and customs. International Law
Law that defines and enforces duties and rights among private individuals that are not based on contractual agreements. Tort Law
Statutory law created by a town, city, or county. Ordinance
To set a bill aside by a committee without considering it. Pigeonhole
A permanent committee in Congress that oversees bills that deal with certain kinds of issues. Standing Committee
A joint committee appointed to resolve differences in the Senate and House versions of the same bill. Conference Committee
Principle that the law applies to everyone, even those who govern. Rule of Law
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