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The Judiciary Act of 1789

In the Judiciary Act of 1789, the First Congress provided the detailed organization of a federal judiciary that the Constitution had sketched only in general terms. Acting on its?

executive privilege

(Encyclopedia) executive privilege, exemption of the executive branch of government, or its officers, from having to give evidence, specifically, in U.S. law, the exemption of the president from?

Philip V

(Encyclopedia) Philip V (Philip the Tall), c.1294?1322, king of France (1317?22), son of King Philip IV. He became regent in 1316 on the death of his brother Louis X, who was survived by his pregnant?

Wolcott, Oliver

(Encyclopedia) Wolcott, Oliver, 1760?1833, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1795?1800), b. Litchfield, Conn; son of Oliver Wolcott. Admitted to the bar in 1781, he served as Connecticut comptroller (?


(Encyclopedia) Kadets k?dy?ts, members of the Russian Constitutional Democratic party. Founded in 1905, the Kadets sought a constitutional government that would guarantee universal suffrage, freedom?


(Encyclopedia) Sark, Fr. Sercq (s?rk), island (1991 pop. 575), 2 sq mi (5 sq km), in the English Channel, E of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands. It is divided into Great Sark and Little Sark,?

Miller, Stephen

(Encyclopedia) Miller, Stephen, 1985?, American political consultant and government official, b. Santa Monica, Calif., B.A. Duke, 2007. A conservative Republican, Miller worked for the Senate?

Harlan, John Marshall

(Encyclopedia) Harlan, John Marshall, 1899?1971, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1955?71), b. Chicago; grandson of John Marshall Harlan. He received his law degree from New York Law?