Intro. to Am. Law

[ITAL] 3/19 Statutes and Statute Makers

Reading:

  • Text: ch. 5.

Homework 1: 2-chamber Congress

  • Hints: How do the Senate and the House work together to pass a statute? How about the annual budget? What power does the President have over legislation? What is pocket veto? What happen if the annual budget doesn’t pass?

Homework 2: Elections

  • Hints: How are Congress members elected/selected? how are election district drawn? What happen if a seat is vacated in the middle of a term? What is gerrymandering?
  • Read this news story for the most recent election district dispute.
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