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By Adam KimballJudicial Review is the power given to Supreme court justices in which a judgehas the power to reason whether a law is unconstitutional or not Chief JusticeJohn Marshall initiated the Supreme Courts right to translate theConstitution in 1803 following the case of Marbury Vs Madison in whichhe declared the Supreme Court as the sole interpreters of Constitutionallaw This is one of the sole purposes of the Supreme Court of the UnitedStates Many Historical thinkers would find some difficulty in imagininga government set up to limit the power of itselfbut others would argue thatthis form of government best works for the people and not against themThe treatment of the Constitution by the Supreme Court as a living documentthat is able to be translated differently over time for the good of the peoplehas as many skeptics as it does supporters But if we do not allow the SupremeCourt to translate the Constitution who then should the people chose todo such an important jobIf we were to look back at the ideas and thoughts of some of the greatestpolitical thinkers of our time we would find that individuals such as PlatoNiccolo Machiavelli and John Locke would share extremely different viewsas to whether or not Judicial review and the Supreme Court as a whole wouldbe successful in their ideal government situationsOne of the earliest political philosophers Plato would find our presentday governmental setup of the Supreme Court to be the ideal group to dealwith the United States situation Plato felt that government shouldbe run by enlightened philosopher kings that would rule for the good ofthe people and not themselves We today see the Supreme Court as a collectionof the most enlightened thinkers of our day They are chosen to make moraldecisions about laws made by others in our society and decide whether ornot the laws we make are in the best interest of our nation as a whole Platoknew that within any political State their would be
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