This system of checks and balances with congress approving the presidents

This system of checks and balances with congress

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same values they think needs to be placed up on the supreme court. This system of checks and balances, with congress approving the president’s nomination, makes sure that not just anybody can be in the seat. Additionally, the fact that the president cannot remove them from office insures that if a new president is elected after the justice is appointed, they cannot just remove them because they disagree with the justice’s past decisions or the decision to appoint said justice. As mentioned before, the court’s power and main responsibility is to decide if a law is unconstitutional or not. It does this through a process of judicial review. A judicial review is the act of the court reviewing the information to determine if the law is unconstitutional. This decision can only be reversed by amendments to the constitution that contradict the decision, or a court case that is later seen and overturn the previous ruling. Although rare, there are instances where previous rulings were overturned (Magleby, Light, & Nemacheck, 2015). As evident, without the Supreme Court laws would go unchecked against the constitution and cause many civil rights and liberties would not be protected that were guaranteed to the citizens at the founding of the United States of America.
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4 References Magleby, D. B., Light, P.C, & Nemacheck, C.L. (2015). Government by the People. Boston, MA: Pearson
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