legislation

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British economist (born in India) whose report on social insurance provided the basis for most of the social legislation on which the welfare state in the United Kingdom is based (1879-1963) Beveridge , First Baron Beveridge , William Henry Beveridge
protest of government policy or legislation by passive resistance civil disobedience
legislation that makes something illegal criminalisation , criminalization
legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal decriminalisation , decriminalization
United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870 Department of Justice , DoJ , Justice , Justice Department
United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921) Edward D. White , Edward Douglas White Jr. , Edward White , White
legislation that gives appropriate officials the authority to implement or enforce the law enabling legislation
delay legislation or voting by speech filibuster
tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches filibuster
legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes filibuster , filibusterer
Jewish sect that recognizes only the Hebrew Scriptures as the source of divinely inspired legislation and denies the authority of the postbiblical tradition of the Talmud; the sect arose in Iraq in the eighth century Karaites
body of people seeking to influence legislation lobby
seek to influence legislation lobby
group of people who try actively to influence legislation lobby , pressure group , third house
expenses incurred in promoting or evaluating legislation lobbying expense
person who is employed to look after the affairs of businesses that are affected by legislation of the British Parliament parliamentary agent
indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it pocket veto
judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject pre-emption , preemption
record of the whole body of legislation in a given jurisdiction statute book
advantage bestowed by legislation that reduces a tax on some preferred activity tax advantage
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