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    Power Of Judicial Review

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    Although the power of judicial review is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, the Supreme Court had acquired it through landmark cases and the founding fathers original intent. The landmark case that gave them the power of judicial review is the case Marbury v. Madison. In this case, President John Adams appointed William Marbury to be a justice of the peace along with forty-one others days before his presidency expired. The commissions were not sent out before the end of his presidency, so when Thomas Jefferson came into office, he did not honor the commissions. When Marbury found out he went to the Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus to get the secretary of state, James Madison, to deliver the commissions. The Supreme Court did…

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    The Supreme Court, under Article 3 of the constitution, only had original jurisdiction over certain cases. It was after the prominent Marbury vs Madison case that they gave themselves the power of Judicial Review (Judicial Process, Page 415). Judicial Review is the power granted by the Supreme Court itself to review and overturn any acts of Congress, and to declare laws unconstitutional. This gives the Supreme Court a certain degree of power over states and Congress and also gives them the…

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    example of the use of a judicial review is found in the Brown vs Topeka Board of Education case of 1954, where Supreme Court justice Earl Warren declared the segregation of schools caused inequality and therefore unconstitutional. This highlights not only the power of the US Supreme Court but also that in the USA the constitution is sovereign. In contrast, the judiciary in the United Kingdom have no similar function, nor similar impact. This is due to judges being limited to making a…

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    Judicial review is the process under which executive and legislative actions are subject to review by the power of the courts. The courts decide if the law is in compliance with the constitution. The significance of Marbury vs. Madison was the supreme court declared that a law passed by congress was unconstitutional and therefore ruled the law could not be enforced. This case made the supreme court an important player in our history. Some notable examples of judicial review in the supreme court…

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    Ambiguity Of Constitution

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    Act of 1801 and setting up a precedent to be used countless more times called judicial review. Marshall was able to come to this conclusion after using the so called Supremacy Clause, which states that “This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof [...] shall be the supreme law of the land.” With this small phrase, Marshall…

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    Essay On Supreme Court

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    The supreme court is one of the main pillars of government, whose original job was to rule over cases from original jurisdiction to appellate. However the court took on a very important power early on in it’s life, this power was the power to declare laws unconstitutional or judicial review. This power allows the court to govern to a limited extent their word essentially becoming law. This may be seen as some as a bad thing, however in all reality it may be a necessity. The supreme court acts…

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    Essay On Judicial Branch

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    Although the Judicial branch is the last branch of government, it is by no means less important than the other two branches of government. This branch is composed of the Supreme Court and the lower federal court system and is in charge of interpreting the law. In the third article of the Constitution, all courts in the Judicial branch have the power to decipher the law, have a Chief Justice who is in charge of making the hard decisions over trials that deal with presidential impeachment, and…

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    the judiciary system. While the other two branches of government have some control over the judiciary system through checks and balances, the federal courts have a great deal of power in the form of judicial review. Judicial review is the authority of the Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution. This means that they can declare federal laws unconstitutional, overrule themselves in previous decisions, and shape public policy. However, there is disagreement over this policy making power…

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    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…

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    Judicial Dbq Analysis

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    Although a majority of documents convey the impression, to be against the Supreme Court having the power to question the constitutionality of federal laws; but the amount of documents that agree, have more solid evidence in their argument. The Supreme Court should have the power to overturn unconstitutional federal laws. Federalist No. 78, the Marbury v. Madison decision, Article III of the Constitution and the Judiciary Act of 1789 are prime examples to prove that the judicial branch has the…

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