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The Judiciary The Judiciary Exam #2 Constitutional Powers and Checks Political Animals v. Legitimacy Structure of Judiciary
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Exam #2 12:30: Mean = 185; S.D. = 27; Range: 103 to 239 1:30: Mean = 187; S.D. = 36; Range: 0 to 250 Review tests in office hours
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> 25% Answered Incorrectly Powers and roles of Congress Primaries and General Election Textbook Newspaper articles
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Constitutional Power Little attention to the federal judiciary “Least dangerous” branch No formal home for SC until 1935 Apolitical
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No Formal Powers “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” Jurisdiction
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Judicial Review Marbury v. Madison (1803) The case Immediate effect Long term effect
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Constitutional Checks President Appointment Congress Confirmation Jurisdiction Constitutional Amendment Impeachment
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Political Animals
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Unformatted text preview: Politicians Neutral? Apolitical? Least dangerous branch? Policy decisions? Ideology matters? Legitimacy Socialization Life appointment Public opinion Confidence in Congress "I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them?. . .Executive branch of the federal government. . .Congress. . .U.S. Supreme Court (General Social Survey). 10 20 30 40 50 1973 1975 1977 1980 1983 1986 1988 1990 1993 1996 2000 2004 Percentage Supreme Court Executive Congress Power of Legitimacy Neither the power of the sword, nor the power of the purse Structure of Judiciary Federal and State Courts Congress: Three-tiered federal system Any questions?...
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