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Tuesday, December 06
Daily civics quiz


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The Supreme Court decides only

a. advisory cases.
b. political questions.
c. cases in controversy.
d. cases involving foreign countries.

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 2726, Limits on the Power of the Supreme Court
Are there limits on the power of the Supreme Court? We find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2725, Fundamental Principles and Modernism
Today we look at the fundamental principles and modernism approaches to constitutional interpretation.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2724, Strict Construction and Original Intent
Today we examine the strict construction and original intent methods of constitutional interpretation.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2723, Written Opinions of the Supreme Court
Today we learn about the function of written opinions of the Supreme Court.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2722, Debate Over Interpretation
Scalia and Breyer's views on how the Constitution should be interpreted.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2721, Writs of Certiorari
What is a writ of certiorari? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2720, Appellate Jurisdiction
Do you know the difference between original and appellate jurisdiction?
60-Second Civics: Episode 2719, Original and Appellate Jurisdiction
Learn about the appellate and original jurisdiction on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2718, Federal Courts
Today we present a one-minute overview the powers of federal courts under Article III of the Constitution.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2717, The Public as Watchdogs
The public can serve as watchdogs of administrative agencies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2716, Courts and Federalism Check Administrative Agencies
The courts and our federal system check the power of administrative agencies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2715, Congressional Oversight of Administrative Agencies
The president has appointment powers, but Congress has the power to oversee administrative agencies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2714, Checks on the Powers of Administrative Agencies
Today we learn about checks on the power of administrative agencies.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2713, Patronage vs. Civil Service
In general, public employees can't be fired for refusing to support the political party in power.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2712, Political Appointees
Political appointees are a powerful resource for incoming presidents.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2711, Civil Service Reform
The civil service system has been reformed several times.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2710, Creation of the Civil Service
How was the civil service created? The answer might surprise you.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2709, Bureaucracy
More on the bureaucracy.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2708, Expanding and Contracting Bureaucracy
Sometimes, the bureaucracy shrinks. Learn about the expanding and shrinking of federal agencies on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2707, The Growth of Bureaucracy
What has caused the federal bureaucracy to grow over time? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2706, Limits on the Power of Administrative Agencies
Administrative agencies are powerful, but their power is limited. Find out how on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2705, Powerful Administrative Agencies
Administrative agencies are powerful. Find out why on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2704, Independent Agencies
Independent Agencies created by Congress have quasi-legislative and judicial powers.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2703, Executive Office of the President
What is the Executive Office of the President? Find out on today's podcast.
60-Second Civics: Episode 2702, Executive Departments
Today we begin our exploration of the national bureaucracy.