Judiciary as the Most Powerful Branch of Government Essay
In answering this question I will first paint a picture of the power that the court holds, and decide whether this is governmental power. Then I will outline the balances that the court must maintain in its decision making and therefore the checks on its actions as an institution that governs America.
"Scarcely any political question arises that is not resolved sooner or later into a judicial question." (Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America)
If we take Tocqueville on his word then the American Judiciary truly is in a powerful position. The reason for much of this power is the principle of judicial review of the actions of the …show more content…
When reviewing Acts of congress or the actions of the executive against the constitution there comes an inevitable need to 'interpret' the constitution. The need arises from the Fact that although there are some very specific rights and powers laid down in the constitution (the third amendment