Implementing Supreme Court decisions

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Implementing Supreme Court decisions The Supreme Court has no power to enforce its decisions. It cannot call out the troops or compel  Congress or the president to obey. The Court relies on the executive and legislative branches to  carry out its rulings. In some cases, the Supreme Court has been unable to enforce its rulings. For  example, many public schools held classroom prayers long after the Court had banned government-
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Unformatted text preview: sponsored religious activities. Table 1 lists some of the more important Supreme Court decisions over the years and briefly explains the impact of each decision. Table 1: Important Supreme Court Decisions Case Impact Marbury v. Madison (1803) Established the principle of judicial review by declaring part of the Judiciary Act of 1789 unconstitutional. Fletcher v. Peck (1810) The first case to declare a state law unconstitutional....
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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