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Supreme Court 18 3 ppt - The Supreme Court We are not final...

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The Supreme Court “We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final.”
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A. Judicial Review 1. Judicial review is the power to decide on the constitutionality of an act of government. 2. The principle of judicial review was established in the case of Marbury v. Madison, 1803.
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Marbury V Madison Did the Court have the ability to force President Jefferson to give Marbury his job? Congress said yes Constitution said no Constitution won – the court invalidated its first act of Congress as being Unconstitutional
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Checks and Balances Independence: judicial review, life terms, cannot have salaries lowered while serving Dependence: nominated by the President, confirmed by the Senate, size of the court set by Congress, reliant on President to enforce decisions, salary raises up to Congress
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The Supreme Court is overwhelmingly an appellate court Today the Supreme Court has almost complete control over its own caseload. Their rulings impact all courts in the United
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