Importance Of Separation Of Powers In The UK

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Furthermore there are other methods to measure the success of a constitution such as the separation of powers. In the UK the constitutional reform act certainly tried to implement a separation of powers. The Supreme Court in the UK took over the existing role of the Law Lords as well as some powers of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and removed the functions of Speaker of the House of Lords and Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales from the office of Lord Chancellor which applied a greater separation of powers. However in the U.S they have a greater separation of powers compared to the UK. The UK has one branch which is to powerful and this is the executive. Once the Prime Minister is in power he/she can alter and reshape …show more content…
Article Three of the United States Constitution establishes the judicial branch of the federal government. The judicial branch comprises the Supreme Court of the United States and lower courts as created by Congress. The Judges appointed are chosen by a committee who elect the judges by their belief and they do not represent the working class and are not elected by the people. The Supreme Court is the final judge in all cases involving laws of Congress, and the highest law of all the Constitution. The Supreme Court, however, is far from all powerful. Its power is limited by the other two branches of government and the President nominates justices to the court. However the in the UK the Supreme Court is used to interpret the law and resolve dispute, it is much more limited in its powers of judicial review than the constitutional or Supreme Courts of some other countries because of parliamentary sovereignty. A recent U.S Supreme Court ruling lossip v. Gross was carried out in 2015, the case was about executions carried out by a three drug protocol which includes midazolam, pancuronium bromide, and potassium chloride which did not constitute cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. On June 29, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled against the petitioners in a 5–4 decision, saying they had "failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits of their claim that the use of midazolam violates the Eighth Amendment. There is ultimately pressure put on the Supreme Court caused by their role and there is also issues posed when the judiciary is left to interpret the constitution in a “modern” context. When the U.S constitution was written by the Founding Fathers there were problems of drafting and ratifying the constitution from scratch this strengthen the need for flexibility due to the changing social and political

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