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School: University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Political Science
Course: American Gover & Politics (C) - 14438
Professor: Gregory Schmidt
Term: Fall 2015
Tags: Politics, Science, texas, and constitution
Name: Study Guide for Exam 2
Description: This is a study guide for the second exam
Uploaded: 05/04/2016
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background image Exam 2  Important People  1.1  Federal Judges in El Paso  Anne Berton,  
David Briones,  
Kathleen Cardone,  
Robert Castañeda,  
Nobert Garney,  
David Guarderrama,  
Philip Martínez,  
Frank Montalvo and  
Miguel Torres. 
1.2  Chiefs of Justice  The Warren Court (1953-1969) – Earl Warren 
The Burger Court (1969-1986) – Warren E. Burger 
The Rehnquist Court (1986-2005) – William Rehnquist 
The Roberts Court (since 2005) – John Roberts 
1.3  Democrat Presidents  Grover Cleveland (1884 and 1892) 
Woodrow Wilson (1912 and 1916) 
  Democrats that won the presidency between 1960 and 2008   -Johnson 
-Carter 
-Clinton 
1.4  House of Representatives Texas  César Blanco 
Mary González 
Marisa Márquez 
Joe Moody, and  
Joe Pickett   
All are democrats 
Current Speaker:  Joe Straus, Republican of San Antonio.  1.5  Senate Texas  Senator that represents El Paso: Jose Rodriguez  President of the senate = lieutenant governor = Dan Patrick of Houston 
background image 1.6  Governor  Greg Abbott of Austin    Judicial Branch    Article 3 deals with this branch, and it is shorter than the first and the second articles 
  The Constitution established only the Supreme Court 
  Jurisdiction refers to the limited space where the court or an institution has authority. And it 
is defined by subject or party    State Courts  Jurisdiction over cases under state law  Over cases of citizens on other state (concurrent jurisdiction)  More cases per year    Federal Courts  Jurisdiction over international matters, Constitutional or bankruptcies   Over cases of citizens on other state (concurrent jurisdiction)  Less cases per year    94 US.  District Courts, 4 of them in Texas 
  The majority of the cases don’t go to trial 
  D.C. Circuit is considered the second most important court. 
  In courts of appeals the judges focus on violations of process 
  The most of the cases that the Supreme Court hears are appealed by other courts. 
Good thing about it: People save money and time  Bad thing: It is a disadvantage and is not just.    The current Chief of Justice is John Roberts 
  Congress can rewrite a law if the Court are not interpreting it the way that Congress wants 
  Internal Limits of the Supreme Court 
It only responds to cases that are controversial  Avoids political or international questions  Uses the Constitution as a last resort    External Limits  Determines budget, frequency, times and number of justices of the Court  The detailed legislation gives no room for the Court to interpret  Relies on other branches    The Supreme Court has a great prestige, and acts as a referee of the government. 
  Judicial Restraint 
They follow the rules exactly as they were written, meaning that they try to follow 
the Constitution as the intention of the founders. 
Is not very involved in the relation between other branches  Interprets a passive role    Judicial Activist  Participates with the other branches 

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School: University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Political Science
Course: American Gover & Politics (C) - 14438
Professor: Gregory Schmidt
Term: Fall 2015
Tags: Politics, Science, texas, and constitution
Name: Study Guide for Exam 2
Description: This is a study guide for the second exam
Uploaded: 05/04/2016
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