Continue to build on your theory knowledge of the checks and balances each of the three branches has on one another. Remember that the term “separation of powers” is misleading: rather the US has a system of powers 169 more words
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National Judicial Appointment Commission Bill 2014
The issue of appointing a National Judicial Appointment Commission has been in debates recently. This was due to the fact that certain sections are of the opinion that such an arrangement would impede against the principle of separation of power and judicial independence, which constitute a part of the Basic Principles of Indian Constitution. 594 more words
"When the Supreme Court issued its latest campaign finance decision last month, the justices line up in a familiar way. The five appointed by Republican presidents voted for the Republican National Committee, which was a plaintiff. The four appointed by Democrats dissented. That 5-to-4 split along partisan lines was by contemporary standards unremarkable. But by historical standards it was extraordinary. For the first time, the Supreme Court is closely divided along party lines. The partisan polarization on the court reflects similarly deep divisions in Congress, the electorate and the elite circles in which the justices move. The deep and often angry divisions among the justices are but a distilled version of the way American intellectuals -- at think tanks and universities, in opinion journals and among the theorists and practitioners of law and politics -- have separated into two groups with vanishingly little overlap or interaction. It is a recipe for dysfunction. The perception that partisan politics has infected the court's work may do lasting damage to its prestige and authority and to American's faith in the rule of law."
Source: Adam Liptak. “The Polarized Court.” New York Times. May 10, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/upshot/the-polarized-court.html?abt=0002&abg=0&_r=2.