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How well can the senior judges control the power of government and protect civil liberties? (40
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Although the main role of the judiciary is to administer the law, the senior judges, mainly in the
Supreme Court, also have two other roles. One is to prevent the government…

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The judiciary is able to control the government successfully because it is independent. This means
that judges cannot be dismissed or have their salary reduced by ministers if they are unhappy with
their decisions. Politicians are also not allowed to comment on cases that are in progress. Judges are
also…

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