Pros And Cons Of Judicial Review

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a. In this form of government, this system of government relies on the direct majority vote of the people. The citizen’s vote directly on important issues and for their leaders. The entire population votes on it and the majority wins. On the other hand, a republican form of government is where the citizens elect representatives on behalf of the general population to represent them in government. b. A republican form of government was chosen over a direct democracy because the framers of the constitution were afraid that putting power directly in the hands of the people could end up causing additional conflict and not hold true to the original meaning of the constitution. They also worried that the majority of the people when given power directly…show more content…
In the Marbury v. Madison Case, Judicial review was established and allows the Supreme Court to make sure that the other branches of government abide by the constitution. Judicial review is an important aspect to the US government and the idea that the executive and legislative branches of government are subject to review and possible invalidation. Judicial review is a key method or check that the Supreme Court has to check on the other branches of government. This also stems from the idea of the separation of powers about the way the framers of the constitution intended for our government to be organized. This idea is based that no branch of government should be more powerful than any other and each branch of government has certain checks on the powers of the other branches of government. The separation of powers was a way to ensure that there was no tyranny among the…show more content…
The commander in chief presidential role gives the president broad presidential power. The constitution has a gray area when it comes to the president acting as the commander in chief. In this presidential role the president is given the power to direct and be in charge of the armed forces. Some of these roles the president has are deciding where troops are stationed, calling out troops, and giving orders to military generals and admirals. In article I congress is given a lot of power when it comes to matters of war, and is given the exclusive right of declaring war. Congress also has the power to raise an army and navy, to fund war efforts, and to support militias. However in article II the president is named commander in chief of the armed forces and militia. Some broad powers that the president has includes the power to go to war without congressional authorization, the power to engage in foreign surveillance, the power to detain enemy combatants, and the power to engage in interrogation of enemies. The president has the power declare war, and when congress passed the War Powers Resolution, this required that the president must notify Congress within 48 hours that he declared it. The Resolution also forbids military personnel from remaining in a state of conflict for more than 60 days. After that time period, the president must seek an additional authorization from Congress or a formal declaration of

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