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Federalist 78: Judiciary will always be least dangerous to rights of Constitution, as least able to hinder them. Depends on legislature for money and rules, and the executive for enforcement. Judges will hold their offices as long as they are in good standing, which is a good check. Has neither power of purse nor sword. Would only be dangerous if it joined with another branch. If Constitution is not supreme then the people’s delegates get more power than the people. Courts are intermediate body between people and legislature. People should be superior to legislature and judiciary. Currently, most recent law is regarded as truth. Independent judiciary creates an independent spirit. Stops legislature from ignoring judiciary, and prevents laws that hurt the people. Less likely to pass unconstitutional laws. Only few men can be judges as laws swell with precedent, and who have the proper demeanor to judge. You would get less qualified people if the position was a temporary one. Scalia
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course GOVT 111 taught by Professor Lowi during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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