The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Judicial Branch

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Throughout the United States government 's history, one thing remains the same, the three branches of government are as important as each other in keeping the nation thriving. Each with their unique set of strengths and weaknesses, the Judicial Branch is one that comes to mind when thinking of having the most powerful strength, proving a system of checks and balances to the other government branches. The Judicial Branch is responsible for reviewing the constitutionality of the actions of the government, according to Fine & Levin-Waldman (2016). What this means is, when something is signed into law or actions are taken, the Supreme Court of the United States decides if it follows the rights and laws outlined in the US Constitution. According to …show more content…
To maintain the strength of the Judicial Branch having a strong system to provide checks and balances of the other branches of government, there should be a certain level of independence for the Judicial Branch. The Judicial Branch often has the last say in matters regarding judicial review, and because of this, they should be able to operate independently from the other two branches and serve as the final say in these matters. According to Padovano, Sgarra, & Fiorino, (2003), the judiciary is generally better positioned to check such unlawful behavior then voters, since he has access to much better information than they do. Voters that often want a bigger say in these rulings are not always the best options for keeping a strong checks and balances for the highest level of decision making that occurs in the judicial review process. A certain level of independence to the Judicial Branch can allow the certainty of a strong separation of powers and checks and balance system that cannot be controlled by the very parts of government it is trying to

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