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Is the Supreme Court too powerful The United States of Americaa country formed from though a coalition of states under the British Empire after experiencing and witnessing the complications within the oligarchic system of governance in Europe created a new system of governing The founding fathers decided that the power of the people should be determined by the people as such the American Constitution clearly limits the power of an individual man through the separation of power where the balance of power between Congress the Executive and the Judiciary is equally distributed Whilst many argue the Supreme Court hold too much power this essay contends that judicial power has increased since the constitution was writtenas a mechanism to maintain checks and balances on the legislative and executiveThe Supreme Court although not perfect has delivered landmark decisions to civil rights in America upholding the rights of individualsand has been a stable force for the American people1The power of the judiciary is the most distinctive characteristic of the American Constitutional order unlike other nations the United States judiciary hold a particular part in the development of law and public policy Radkin 1989 Established under article three of the United States Constitution judicial power vested in the supreme court extends to all cases in law and equity arising under this Constitution the laws of the United States and treaties made or which shall be made under their authority Cornell 2013 Although the constitution explicitly states there is only one federal court Congress has the power to create inferior courts under the judicial Act of 1789 in Article II Section 1 and Article I Section 8The role the judiciary has changed since the constitution was written over 200 years ago which has increased the courts power Many argue the Supreme Court is no longer as Federalist Alexander Hamilton once claimed the least dangerous branch where the court has no influence over either the sword or the purse of
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