A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Earmarks
Elastic Clause
Elections
Electoral College
Electronic Voting
Emergency Spending
Emoluments
Entitlements
Enumerated
Enumerated Powers
Enumerated Rights
Equal Protection
Equality
Equity
Establishment Clause
Estate Tax
Ethanol
Ex Post Facto Law
Excessive Bail
Executive Branch
Executive Order
Executive Privilege
Exit Poll
Exoneration
Exploratory Committee
Exports
Extradition
Emoluments
The Constitution gives Congress the power to set salaries, or emoluments, for the other branches of government, but prohibits it from cutting the salary of Presidents or judges as a form of punishment or intimidation. The 27th Amendment also requires that any increase in Congressional salary be delayed until after the next election, to give the voters a chance to react.


By Donald Ritchie, Our Constitution (Oxford University Press)