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Library of Congress Most-Viewed Bills S.2097 [113th] Responsible Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014 H.R.4302 [113th] Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 H.R.2575 [113th] Save American Workers Act of 2014 Bill Searches and Lists Print Subscribe Share/Save Give Feedback Current Legislative Activities113th Congress (2013-2014)

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About the Board of Supervisors - Alameda County Alameda County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors, each of whom is elected on a non-partisan basis from a separate district where he/she lives. Within the broad limits established by the State Constitution, State General Law, and the Alameda County Charter, the Board exercises both the legislative and the executive functions of government. The Board of Supervisors is also the governing body for a number of "special districts" within Alameda County. To make the supervisorial districts equal in population, the boundaries are adjusted every ten years through the process called "redistricting." That process was completed in 2001. Terms of office for the Supervisors are four years. Bill Of Rights: Mark Dice Third Amendment Video Goes Viral A new viral video by Mark Dice illustrates how quickly some California residents are to give up their Third Amendment rights. The Bill of Rights says, “No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.” Those featured in the now viral video did not appear to possess even a miniscule of understanding about the noted aspect of the Constitution – nor did they ask. Once Mark Dice told folks that by signing the petition to repeal the Third Amendment they were supporting “President Obama” or “our troops,” they quickly grabbed the pen and wrote their names.

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Supreme Court - supreme_court What's New May Oral Argument Calendar Announced (Apr 4, 2014)The Supreme Court has placed 12 cases on its calendar for hearing on May 6 and 7 at the Ronald M. George State Office Complex, Earl Warren Building, 350 McAllister Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, California Supreme Court Appoints Four Members to the Applicant Evaluation and Nomination Committee for State Bar Court Judges (Mar 13, 2014)The California Supreme Court today announced the appointment of four members to the court’s Applicant Evaluation and Nomination Committee, which solicits and evaluates applicants for appointment to the State Bar Court. Associate Justice Joyce L.

Bill of Rights Download a PDF of the Bill of Rights The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason, strongly influenced Madison. Documenting Key Presidential Decisions In this activity, students will identify and analyze documents related to key presidential decisions. Through close examination of the documents, students will determine which ... See More District Courts The United States district courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Within limits set by Congress and the Constitution, the district courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters. Every day hundreds of people across the nation are selected for jury duty and help decide some of these cases.

Political corruption World map of the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, which measures "the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians". High numbers (yellow) indicate less perception of corruption, whereas lower numbers (red) indicate higher perception of corruption. Political corruption is the use of powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties, is done under color of law or involves trading in influence.

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