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Tuesday, March 19
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What is judicial review?

a. The Supreme Court's power to decide whether acts of Congress, the executive, state laws, and state constitutions violate the federal Constitution.
b. The president's power to decide whether acts of Congress, rulings of the Supreme Court, state laws, and state constitutions violate the federal Constitution.
c. The power of Congress power to decide whether rulings of the Supreme Court, actions of the executive, state laws, and state constitutions violate the federal Constitution.
d. The power of state legislatures to decide whether acts of Congress, the executive, state laws, and state constitutions violate the federal Constitution.

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About the Podcast: 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 3557, The Public as Watchdogs
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3556, Courts and Federalism Check Administrative Agencies
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3555, Congressional Oversight of Administrative Agencies
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3554, Checks on the Powers of Administrative Agencies
Today we learn about checks on the power of administrative agencies.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3553, Patronage vs. Civil Service
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3552, Political Appointees
Political appointees are a powerful resource for incoming presidents.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3551, Civil Service Reform
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3550, Creation of the Civil Service
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60-Second Civics: Episode 3549, Bureaucracy
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