The Missouri general assembly is composed of the senate of 34 members, half of whom are elected every 2 years for 4-year terms, and the house of representatives, with 163 members, all of whom are elected every 2 years. The general assembly meets annually. The governor is elected for 4 years and may succeed himself once. The chief judicial officers are the 7 supreme court judges. The Missouri Plan for selecting judges, adopted in 1945, has become a nationwide model for the nonpartisan assignment of judges.
This procedure was changed by the 17th amendment to the Constitution, adopted in 1913, which made the election of Senators a function of the people. There are three classes of Senators, and a new class is elected every 2 years. The House of Representatives comprises 435 Representatives. The number representing each State is determined by population, but every State is entitled to at least one Representative. For example Alaska only has 1 representative where California has the most in the USA.
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The House is made of one hundred and sixty-six seats and is also voted for by the people for a four-year term as well. The House seats are represented by two seats for every one of the thirty-three departments, which is like a state, and then an additional member for every 250,000 citizens or a fraction of more than 125,000 citizens over the original 250,000. The... ... middle of paper ... ...e main thing, this goes with the idea that American government is very traditional. While the Colombian government does differ from the United States it also bares some resemblance to the Untied States’. That is they both elect their president for a four-year term and that president can not serve more than two terms, also their Congress has the same time limits as the United States.
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Both senators and representatives are elected by the voters in their state, then serves a six-year term and two-year term respectively. The main purpose of the legislative branch is to make laws. The leading controller of the executive branch is called the President. The President serves four terms in office and can only be elected twice, they also are the ones who turn bills into laws. That is why the executive branch primary role in a representative government is to enforce laws.
The nominee then undergoes an evaluation by the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) of the State Bar of California, which then forwards a nonbinding evaluation to the Governor. For superior court positions, the Governor can make an appointment after receiving a report from Judicial Nominees Evaluation. For appellate court positions, the Gove... ... middle of paper ... ...t cost of it. Even though Three Strikes is supposed to be universal throughout the state, it varies by each county as each their “prosecutors enforce the law according to their own principles of proportionality.” (Bowers.) Furthermore, due to the consequence of a third-strike felony, inmates spend at least 25 years in prison.