- Created by: AreejAmjad
- Created on: 28-05-21 11:13
Imperial - controls, dominates and legislates US politics without the need of effective checks and balances
✔ SC has gained more power through judicial review - Marbury V Madison helped strengthen the federal judiciary - the power of judicial review gave judges power to impose restrictions on elected policy makers (accountable to voters).
Counter argument - some decisions can be overruled by federal judges (unaccountable)
✔increase in judicial activism - mainly focuses on rights (appealing to liberals/left leaners). E.g. 8th amendment (right not to have cruel/unusual punishments) changed to death penalty for convicted murderers only. creating more power for judges through judicial activism -…