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Thank Marshall for Judicial Review

The United States of America has always viewed its system of checks and balances as a foundational key to establishing and maintaining our democracy. This may feel like a repeat of high school civics classes, but there are three branches of government, each with its own constitutional authority to prevent the other branches from becoming too powerful or authoritative. 683 more words

Checks And Balances

Short History Lesson #15. Supreme Court is Final Arbiter of the Constitution

The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of what is and what is not constitutional. In other words, if Congress or the President take an action such as President Trump’s… 611 more words

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Jefferson Was Correct


Source: TheRoadLessTraveled
January 29, 2016

In his last years – after a lifetime of learning and experience, Jefferson had one thing preeminently on his mind: the principle of decentralized government. 374 more words

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Judge Gorsuch on "the Role of Judges" in our Legal System

Neil Gorsuch, nominated this week to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the demise of Antonin Scalia, is in many respects an impressive Judge on the tenth circuit Court of Appeals, receiving accolades and encomiums not only from his ideological allies but also from legal experts and scholars on the opposite end of the ideological spectrum. 984 more words

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1)  What is the Supreme Court’s “check” on the other branches of government?  From where does this power come?  Please discuss the relevant case, Marbury v. 45 more words

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#TrumpCaseNotes deliver sarcasm

Legal pun hashtags are to a lawyer as Saturday Night Live is to the television viewer. Both are entirely necessary.

Recently, #TrumpCaseNotes began trending on Twitter, mocking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s views on specific past legal cases. 523 more words

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