The Supreme Law Of The Land

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The composition of the United States government holds many expressed, implied, and reserved powers that radiates vast roles and complexities throughout. However, through a system that checks and balances, power and roles within the U.S. government has been primarily placed within three (3) branches: The Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and Judicial Branch. In order to offer a separation of power, each branch is responsible for their roles within the government. Aside from specific responsibilities, each branch is responsible for enforcing a system of checks and balances, so that, one specific branch does not obtain too much power. Although structurally influenced by the United States Congress, the judicial branch, specifically the Supreme Court, is the supreme law of the land and argues the constitutionality of issues and laws. The “final say” of constitutional issues, and the role the Supreme Court plays in the “final say” has largely contributed to the debate regarding the power, if any, the judicial branch has of these constitutional issues. However, through a brief analysis of power and authority the Supreme Court has on constitutional issues, it is evident that the judicial branch does not have the “final say” of constitutional issues. Rather, the judicial branch plays are large part in setting up the framework towards finality. In Current Debates in American Government, James Morone and Ryan Emenaker (2016) provide articles that reveal the power and roles of
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