Judicial Review Question_Exam - GOVT 111 Final ESSAY #4...

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GOVT 111 Final ESSAY #4 Alexander Hamilton wrote in The Federalist , No. 78: “[The] judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution. The judiciary … has no influence over either the sword or the purse … [It] is beyond comparison the weakest of the three departments of power.” Does history support Hamilton’s understanding and conclusions as to the nature and power of the judicial branch? In writing your response, you should consider the following questions. What is the source and scope of judicial review? What role has the court played in shifting the balance of power between the federal and state governments and between the branches of the federal government itself? What is the impact of the courts on social and economic policy? You should discuss and consider one or two landmark court decisions as part of your analysis. Do you feel the role that the court now plays in our social and political life is appropriate? Judicial Review
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