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01/08/2009 LSJ 361 I. The Constitution and Judicial Review A. The Constitution 1. Articles of Confederation – proposed 1777, ratified 1781 a. Weak legislature and no executive branch C based upon high level of power remaining in the hands of states – federal government had no power to effect individuals. b. No power to tax No money to pay for military, governmental infrastructure c. No national courts Why? Local courts rectify problems, national courts perceived as an imposition of distant power. 2. 1787: Congress authorizes convention for revisions to Articles 3. 1789: Constitution enters into effect after nine states ratify. 4. 1791: Constitutional amendments ratified B. Structure of Constitution 1. Article I – Congress 2. Article II – Executive 3. Article III – Judiciary 4. Article IV – State obligations 5. Article V – Amendment process 6. Article VI – Federal power 7. Article VII: Ratification C. Core Principles 1. Federalism a. Vertical division of authority 2. Separation of powers
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2009 for the course LSJ 361 taught by Professor Squatrito during the Spring '09 term at University of Washington.

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1-8 notes - 01/08/2009 LSJ 361 I. The Constitution and...

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