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Flashcards - Sources of Law

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judicial review
Judicial review is a process under which executive and legislative actions are subject to review by the judiciary
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judicial branch
The judiciary is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state
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United States Constitution
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America
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legislative branch
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city
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House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress alongside the Senate
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Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
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Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution
House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress alongside the Senate
legislative branch
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city
United States Constitution
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America
judicial branch
The judiciary is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state
judicial review
Judicial review is a process under which executive and legislative actions are subject to review by the judiciary
United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives
privileges and immunities clause
The Privileges or Immunities Clause is Amendment XIV, Section 1, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution
privileges and immunities clauses
The Privileges and Immunities Clause prevents a state from treating citizens of other states in a discriminatory manner
Constitutional law
Constitutional law is the body of law which defines the relationship of different entities within a state, namely, the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary
Obligation of Contracts Clause
The Contract Clause appears in the United States Constitution, Article I, section 10, clause 1
Administrative laws
Administrative law is the body of law that governs the activities of administrative agencies of government
Fourteenth Amendment
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments

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