Chapter 14 Struggle for Democracy

Chapter 14 Struggle for Democracy - The Judiciary Supreme...

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The Judiciary Supreme Court Framers were not really worried about the courts. There was not much fear of tyranny from them. Article III is somewhat vague gives Congress the ability to establish lower courts Judicial review not clear in Article III Marbury vs. Madison clarifies Power of the courts Framers wanted justices free from whims of public so they gave them life terms Checks on their power: Congress has the authority to alter the Court's jurisdiction Congress can propose Constitutional amendments that can reverse certain judicial decisions if ratified Congress can impeach and remove federal judges President appoints all federal judges Judicial Power of the Supreme Court
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Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear these types of cases as initially specified by Constitution All cases arising under the Constitution and laws or treaties of the United States All cases of admiralty or maritime jurisdiction Cases in which the United States is a party
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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