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constituent: a part, or component of a whole

interest groups: a group of people drawn or acting together in support of a common interest or to voice a common concern: Political interest groups seek to influence legislation.

gerrymander: To divide a geographic area into voting districts in such a way as to give an unfair advantage to one party in an election.

expressed powers: powers written in the constitution.

implied powers: A political power not expressly named in a constitution but that is inferred because it is necessary to the performance of an enumerated power.

bill of attainder: A legislative determination imposing punishment without trial; prohibited under the United States Constitution.

writ of habeas corpus: a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge.

term limit: Politics. A legal restriction that limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office.

incumbent: The current holder of an office, such as ecclesiastical benefice or a an elected office.

majority party: The president and the other branches would all come together and have a meeting. They discuss things, such as laws, and court houses.

minority party: a political party with so little electoral strength that its chance of gaining control of the government is slight.

standing committee: A permanent committee that meets regularly.

select committee: a parliamentary committee appointed for some special purpose.

joint committee: In a bicameral legislative body, a decision-making entity composed of members of both houses.

conference committee: A conference committee is a joint committee of a bicameral legislature, which is appointed by, and consists of, members of both chambers to resolve disagreements on a particular bill.

filibuster: Delaying tactics, especially long, often irrelevant speeches given in order to delay progress or the making of a decision, especially on the floor of the US Senate.

roll-call vote: one among the several ways of voting that exist in the U.S. parliament. In roll call vote, the vote of each member is recorded.

pocket veto: A (de facto) veto of a bill by the US President by restricting Congressional action on the bill, as, figuratively, by carrying the bill in his pocket until the deadline for signing it has passed.

pork-barrel spending: the appropriation of government spending for localized projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative's district.

ex post facto law: a law that retroactively changes the legal consequences (or status) of actions that were committed, or relationships that existed, before the enactment of the law.

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