gov chapter 10

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continuous body
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Governing unit whose seats are never all up for election at the same time.
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special session
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An extraordinary session of a legislative body, called to deal with an emergency situation.
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apportion
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Distribute, as in seats in a legislative body.
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*****term
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Two-year period of time during which Congress meets.
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single member district
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Electoral district from which one person is chosen by the voters for each elected office.
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at large
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Election of an officeholder by the voters of an entire governmental unit rather than by the voters of a district or subdivision.
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***reapportion
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Redistribute, as in seats in a legislative body.
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***franking privilege
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Benefit allowing members of Congress to mail letters and other materials postage-free.
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ESSAY: why is the constitutions speech and debate clause important?
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– gives congress immunity from arrest, from any non-criminal offense – allows congress to debate freely without being charged w/ slander or libel

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