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Legislative Powers Denied to Congress (4)

- Bill Rights
- can't suspend the writ of habeas corpus
- can't pass bill of attainder
- can't pass ex post facto laws

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the writ of habeas corpus

a court order to release a person accused of a crime to determine whether he or she has been legally attained

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bills of attainder

laws that establish guilt and punish people without allowing them a trial

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ex post facto laws

laws that make crimes of acts that were legal when they were committed

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revenue bills

laws for raising money, start in the House and then go to the Senate

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appropriations bills

proposed laws to authorize spending money

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Gibbons v. Ogden

court ruled that all forms of business across state lines comes under the commerce clause

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Civil Rights Act

prohibited discrimination in places of public accommodation and job discrimination

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Heart of Atlanta Motel v. the US

court ruled that public places of accommodation served interstate travelers and sold food that had crossed state lines

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Legislative Foreign Powers of Congress (5)

- approve treaties
- declare war
- create and maintain an army
- make rules governing land and naval forces
- regulate foreign commerce

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copyright

exclusive right to publish and sell a literacy, musical, or artistic work for a specific period of time

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patent

exclusive right of an inventor to manufacture, use, and sell his or her invention for a specific period of time

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impeachment

formal accusation of misconduct in office