American Chief Executive Final Paperand Senior Writing Requirment

American Chief Executive Final Paperand Senior Writing Requirment

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The President and the Supreme Court: the Relationship between   the American Executive and Judiciary  Tyler Farrar PLSC 4233 Dr. Dowdle April 29 th  2009
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The executive and judicial branches of government share a special relationship in  American politics. The Constitution grants them powers that demand they work together.  The  judicial branch of government could not exist without the powers held by the executive.  The  branches have a history of confliction but more importantly have worked together to influence  and execute the law.  American Presidents and Supreme Court Justices are linked by the  constitutional provision that presidents appoint justices to office. The important political influence  the justices carry and legacy in policy matters demand that presidents seek those who will carry  out their will. The two branches have a history with many aspects and contentions, but all have  worked as the framers intended, for the good of democratic government.  The framers of the United States Constitution sought to create a system of government  with three coordinating branches. Fearing that Congress may be dominated by the political  interest and principles of an elitist class, the framers placed certain responsibilities in the  executive and judicial branches so that they may acts as an informal alliance against the  legislative branch.  In addition, the system of checks and balances as they are known require all  branches be independent. The strengthening of presidential and judicial power was designed to  balance the branches of government and was viewed by the framers as essential to the  preservation of liberty against government. It that shows the framers wanted to balance the  2
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influence of the classes through checks and balances, so that none could dominant any one  branch of government.  The executive and judicial branches have a special relationship in  American government. The two branches are dealt the duties of executing and expounding the  law.  However, historically the branches have conflicted, the checks and balances system  require them to work with and against each other for the good of the American political system.  The framers wrote Article II and Article III of the Constitution in broad language.  However, they limit the amount of legislative power allotted to Congress in Article I.  The  opening clause of Article II states that “The executive power shall be vested in a President of  the United States”.  Article III of the Constitution states “The judicial power of the United States  shall be vested in one Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from 
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American Chief Executive Final Paperand Senior Writing Requirment

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