Legislatures

Legislatures - Legislatures 1 Representation a Nature/types...

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Legislatures 1. Representation a. Nature/types b. Districting i. Mallapportionment ii. Gerrymandering 2. Who are our legislatures? a. Professional v. amateur legislatures b. Backgrounds of legislatures 3. Functions of the legislatures a. Making laws i. How a bill becomes a law generally ii. What happens in Texas specifically b. 6 secrets of the legislative process in Texas Three branches of government Executive o Bureaucracy o Legislative o Judicial A broader concept of legislature is the concept of representation Nature of representation Delegates vs. trustees o Edmund burke Trustees job is he or she has been elected to give themselves experience knowledge and expertise. One person one vote!
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Democratic ideal is that each person’s vote should count equally. In reality this norm is often violated o HOW? o Institutions violate the rules. How are seats allocated? This represents “ideal” apportionment (distribution of seats). Or does it¿? Malapportionment
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