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In each case, citizens used ballot initiatives as a tool for direct democracy, using majority rule to push through policies that lawmakers are unable or unwilling to enact themselves.
Instead, the majority ruled at the time that the act of police affixing a GPS device to a vehicle amounted to trespassing—so warrants were required.
In fact, the surest way to stifle innovation is to subject it to majority rule.
The majority ruled that orders related to warrants in criminal proceedings cannot be appealed.
Segregation, the Red Scare, internment, the Alien and Sedition Acts: Our progress is a testament to the dangers of even carefully checked majority rule.
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MAJORITY RULE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of majority rule for English Language Learners
: a political system in which the group that has the most members has the power to make decisions
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