Unit 2 REVIEW 1

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Adversarial Legal System A legal system used in the common law countries where two advocates represent their parties
Assembly A group of people who have came together for the same reason
Checks and Balances Separate branches of government that counterbalance each other
Civil and Criminal Law Criminal laws are crimes against the government and civil laws are crimes between two people or two groups
Civil law Laws that concern private relationships between two people in a community
Draconian Laws Laws created by Draco, ¨the lawgiver of Athens¨
Establishment Clause A clause in the First Amendment that prohibits the establishment of religion by congress
Executive The power to put plans, actions, or laws into effect
Expression Letting your thoughts or feelings be known
Gerrymandering Changing the boundaries of a region to favor a party
Judicial Review US Supreme Courts ability to review an administrative action by a public body
Jury Duty Must be 18 years old and a US citizen to serve
Legislative Having the power to make laws
Line-Veto The Executive power to cancel or partly cancel a bill
North Carolina General Assembly North Carolina Legislative body
Parole Early release of a prioner before their sentence is over
Patriot Act Law that violated the 4th amendment right of seach and seizure
Prosecutor A person who tries to convict someone of a crime
Referendum a general vote by the electorate on a single political question that has been referred to them for a direct decision
Retribution Punishing someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act.
Senate One house of the legislative body. 2 rep. per state
Separation of Church and State Government can not establish a religion
Sherrif's Department An elected official in charge of enforcing the law
The Leandro Case Children in North Carlina have the right to receive a basic education
Zoning control through appropriately dividing areas of land