Poli 100 Intro to US Government 9

Poli 100 Intro to US Government 9 - TheJudiciary Apuzzle

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The Judiciary A puzzle how does the court succeed in making political decisions, but generally stay  above politics? Or are courts too political  Courts and Collective Dilemmas courts help solve prisoner’s dilemmas and coordination problems enforce contracts/laws credible commitment Courts should provide unbiased decision making fosters legitimacy independent of elected branches no pressure from executive or legislative branches Constitutional Basis constitution says little article 3 establishes Supreme Court and states’ jurisdiction Checked by Congress and the president President appoints Senate gives “advice and consent” Congress funds the courts Establishing Judicial Power Little in the constitution regarding judicial checks on other branches Powers established over time judicial review supremacy of federal courts
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Judicial Review Judiciary Act of 1789 established lower federal courts
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Poli 100 Intro to US Government 9 - TheJudiciary Apuzzle

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