The body of electors who formally elect the U.S president and the vice president
A board to advise the president
Executive office of the president
Home to many of the presidents closest advisors.
A system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
Domestic policy president VS. foreign policy president.
Domestic:his plan for dealing with the american people
Foreign: his plan for dealing with foreign affairs.
Term for the president as architect of public policy and the one who sets the agenda for congress
Most powerful and highest ranking official within a political party.
Chief diplomat(head of state)
president in charge of foreign policy
Formal Vs. informal requirements for president.
Formal-35 years of age, must have lived in the US for 14 years. must be born in the US.
Informal- be able to raise large amounts of money.
an official (esp. the president) in the final period of office after the election of a successor.
review by the supreme court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act.
the supreme court has the power to declare acts of congress unconstitutional.
is the name of court systems in several common law jurisdictions.
is the power to hear a case for the first time as opposed to appellate jurisdiction when court has the power to review a lower courts decision.
Majority and dissenting opinions
Majority is a judicial opinion agreed to y more than half of the members of the court.
dissenting is an opinion in a legal case written by one of more judges expressing disagreement with the majority opinion of the court which gives rise to its judgment.
a serious or urgent request, typically to the public.
formerly known as a conference of senior circuit judges
describes companies that own large numbers of companies in various mass media such as TV. and radio.
Federal communications commission
an independent government agency that regulates interstate and international communications by radio and TV, wire and cable.