Posted: August 30th, 2016
Legislation whose tangible benefits are targeted solely at a particular legislator s constituency is
A) pork barrel legislation.
D) private legislation.
What is legislative sovereignty?
A) The idea that lawmaking authority in government should be supreme over the executive and judicial powers
B) The idea that lawmaking authority in government should be held by the people
C) The idea that lawmaking authority in domestic affairs is the exclusive purview of the legislative branch
D) The idea that lawmaking authority held by the executive is subject to legislative review by the parliament
Most members of Congress are
A) concerned with national issues, but even more concerned with local ones.
B) controlled by special interest groups.
C) interested only in the work of the subcommittee on which they serve.
D) opposed to the seniority system.
A judicial decision that establishes a rule for settling subsequent cases of a similar nature is a
A) writ of certiorari.
B) landmark decision.
C) writ of mandamus.
Candidate strategy in the early presidential nominating contests (such as New Hampshire s primary) is designed chiefly to gain
B) the support of the party s organizational leaders.
C) the support of the party s congressional leaders.
D) the endorsements of newspaper editors.
The dominant political institution(s) during most of the nineteenth century was
A) the president and the executive branch.
C) the Supreme Court.
D) the bureaucracy.
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