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Unformatted text preview: -Parties are less important-Peers are less likely to be aligned to a particular political party-And generally less likely to be constrained by the party whip Function of the Lords-Lords main job is to "double-check" and revise proposed new laws to make sure they are fair and will work-Select Committees-Can delay legislation, but no Veto-Cannot approve government financial issues (tax or spending)-The House of Lords is also the highest court in the land a sort of "supreme court"-Law Lords-Group of 12 salaried, full-time judges Sheet1 Page 2 hereditary peers, who inherit family titles or bishops...
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- Spring '08