Unformatted text preview: extraordinary power if needed to protect and preserve the nation Recess Appointment- an appointment of a federal official made by the president to fill a vacancy while the Senate is not in session Activism vs. Self-Restraint- two approaches to judicial decision making in the American political system. Advisory Opinion- an opinion given by a court though no actual case or controversy is before it, on a constitutionality or legal effect of a law Brief- a document prepared by an attorney for presentation to a court containing arguments and data in support of a case Certiorari- an order issued by a higher court to a lower court to send up the record of a case in review Common Law- Judge made law that originated in England from decisions shaped according to prevailing custom Coroner- a county official who investigates deaths that occur by violent means and certifies the cause of deaths unattended by a physician Diversity of Citizenship- law suits involving citizens of different states...
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- Spring '08
- Law, Separation of Powers, Presidential system, legislative branch Presidential