Separation of Powers

Separation of Powers - Divided government o The condition...

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Separation of Powers  Checks and balances (test questions!) President: o  veto legislation passed by congress o appoint justices Congress:  o override veto by 2/3rds votes o Impeach the president o Approve judiciary appointments (senate) Judiciary: o Judicial review of laws Checks and balances are the mechanisms through which each branch of  government are able to participate and influence the activities of other  braches Legislative supremacy Congress (the legislature) is the preeminent branch Checks and balances even more important Powers of national government reside within congress (article 1, esp section  8) Checks on congress Bicameral, house vs senate
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Unformatted text preview: Divided government o The condition in American government in which the presidency is controlled by one party while the opposing party controls one or both houses of congress Role of the supreme court Depends on power of judicial review Supreme court can declare something unconstitutional A power not enumerated in the constitution Asserted by chief justice john Marshall Tabled 3.2 Judicial review Relatively rare Between 1803-1857- never. Civil war to 1970; 84 acts held unconstitutional New deal (1930s);12 acts held unconstitutional 19:29 19:29...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PO PO211 taught by Professor Reeves during the Spring '09 term at BU.

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