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The Constitution guarantees a federalist government by stating in the tenth amendment that The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to the states are reserved to the states respectively or the people The framers did this to prevent a single person or group of people to gain too much power One example of the Federal system at work is that the state of North Dakota does not require voters to register in order to cast their votes While other states choose to require their voters to register While Federalism allows state governments to handle their local issues the National government can deal with issues of defense and foreign affairs If a certain state were to need help the Federal governments resources and other states may be joined together to help the state in need The supreme court has the authority to change laws in both statutory law and in administrative law as well This authority lies in the judicial review Judicial review was first adopted in MARBURY v MADISON It is what guards against a tyrannical government which might enact laws which could strip us of individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed to us in our Constitution One example is BUSH George W v PALM BEACH CUNTY CANVASSING BOARD ET AL The question was Whether post-election judicial limitations on the discretion granted by the legislature to state executive officials to certify election results andor post-election judicially created standards for the determination of controversies concerning the appointment of presidential electors violate the Due Process Clause or 3 USC s 5 which requires that a State resolve controversies relating to the appointment of electors under laws enacted prior
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