The Federal Judiciary and Civil Liberties
The Supreme Court of the United States serves as the court of last resort regarding the laws set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Additionally, it ensures the balance of power for other branches of government and rules on the constitutionality of laws and other court rulings. Given this position, the U.S. Supreme Court is often called upon to make decisions on cases that can impact U.S. society and law.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- Some people have argued the federal judiciary is the most powerful branch of government. Much of this power is attributed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Do you agree or disagree?
- Support your view with:
- Examples of U.S. Supreme Court decisions
- The federal judiciary requirements specified in the U.S. Constitution