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Question 1

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The relationship between the legislature, agencies, and special interest groups is known as the ________________.

“iron triangle”



“administrative process”

Question 2

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Which of the following is NOT one of the purposes for submission of proposed legislative programs?

to authorize and appropriate funds

to help agencies coordinate their legislative program

to give agencies opportunities to recommend specific proposals

to aid OMB and other staff of the EOP develop legislative programs

Question 3

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Which one of the following is NOT one of the major purposes of prudential approaches to statutory interpretation?

assisting agency planning for legislative effectiveness

increasing interpreter’s capacity to avoid errors

increasing or maintaining the legitimacy of the interpreter

enhancing interpreter’s capacity for effectiveness

Question 4

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All of the following are canons for institutionally responsible statutory interpretation EXCEPT:

Do not follow presidential directions unless clearly outside your authority

Respect all judicial precedent

Engage in activist lawmaking

Use legislative history as a primary interpretive guide

Question 5

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CFPB stands for_______________________________.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Congressional Finance and Protection Bureau

Congressional Financing Protection Board

Credit and Financial Protection Bureau

Question 6

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Textualist judges interpret statutory language by trying to determine the original meaning of the statutory language.



Question 7

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Intentionalist judges read unclear statutory language according to their beliefs regarding legislative purpose.



Question 8

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Ordinarily, cases that reach the Supreme Court of the United States do not involve ambiguous statutory language.



Question 9

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In determining a provision’s purpose, judges look for the problems that Congress enacted the statute to address.



Question 10

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______________ is regarded as a degraded form of textualism.

Strict Constructionism




Question 11

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The interpretive tool of first resort for judges is is often __________________.

ordinary or plain meaning


precedential meaning


Question 12

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____________________ serve as guiding principles for interpreting statutes.

canons of construction

bulls of interpretation

omnibus principles

judicial review

Question 13

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“Rules of thumb for decoding legal language” are known as ______________.

semantic canons

substantive canons

normative canons

legal canons

Question 14

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______________ express judicial presumptions in favor of or against a particular outcome.

substantive canons

textual canons

textual canons

legal canons

Question 15

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Courts should presume that Congress does not delegate authority without sufficient guidelines.



Question 16

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A statute that penalizes an act makes it unlawful.



Question 17

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Textualists claim to understand legislative supremacy by using the enacted text to understand the statute.



Question 18

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___________________ argued that courts should follow the text of a law rather than attempt to read exceptions into the law in accordance with legislative intent.

Justice Scalia

Justice Brennan

Justice Ginsburg

Justice Roberts

Question 19

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____________may give weight to how an agency interprets and applies statutory terms and provisions.





Question 20

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A clause that introduces a condition is known as a _________________.




Mens Rea

Quiz Score: 100 out of 100

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