Federalism, President, And Supreme Court

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The President and Supreme Court The three topics that I have selected for this written assignment were Federalism, President, and Supreme Court. The United States framers had to devise a plan that would prevent the federal government from ever having absolute control; therefore, federalism came into existence (Ginsberg, Lowi, Weir, Tolbert, Champagne, Harpham, 2013). With Federalism preventing the national government from having unlimited control over the United States; therefore, it allowed states to govern themselves. States establish their own rights, power, laws, and responsibilities (Ginsbert, et al, 2013). The federal government is allowed more power than one might realize. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution list 17 powers that the federal government has starting with taxation and ending with necessary and proper clause; however, it is the implied powers that gives the national government a great deal of power (Ginsbert, et al, 2013). The implied power is what can cause disagreements or problems. The definition of…show more content…
Article III of the Constitution provides the power of the Supreme Court (Ginsbert, et al, 2013). The one subject that is not listed in Article III is the number of judges that is on the Supreme Court; therefore, Congress makes that decision (Ginsbert, et al, 2013). From the nineteenth century until the present time, the number of judges has increased from six to nine (Ginsbert, et al, 2013). One of the President’s privilege is to select a name of an individual and then the congress will investigate and interrogate the selected candidate. The Senate can deny the candidate and then the process starts all over. Once an individual is appointed to the Supreme Court, they are there for life, unless they retire or in case of Antonin Scalia passes
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