Essay on Branches Of Government And The Judicial Branch

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3 Branches of Government The legislative branch has many checks over the executive branch and the judicial branch. It has a few checks over the executive branch. First, it may override presidential vetoes with a two-thirds vote, which means that each two houses in Congress have to approve the bill. Some cases majority votes do not occur, which is called a bipartisanship. Bipartisanship is when you comprise and that can also help gaining a majority vote causing it to override the veto. If neither one of those things work then they can declare the law unconstitutional. Second, it has the power to fund any executive actions. Third, it can remove the president through a process called impeachment. Impeachment occurs when an official is accused of doing something unlawful, which can cause the removal of that person from office and may also result in criminal punishment. Lastly, the Senate can approve treaties and presidential appointments. The legislative branch has two checks over the judicial branch. The first one is that it creates lower courts which means that it is farther down in the hierarchy. The second check it has over the judicial branch is that it can also remove the president by impeaching him. The Speaker of the House has several roles. A few of them include presiding over the daily sessions of the Senate, keep order in the chamber, to state all the parliamentary motions, rule on all parliamentary questions, appoint committee chairs and members, refers bills to…

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