The Supreme Court

How is the Supreme Court becoming more political?
Supreme Court nominations have been politicised by Congress, since about 1981 (Reagan).
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Which landmark Supreme Court case from the Warren Court implicated social change?
Brown vs Topeka Board (1954)- segregation in schools and other public facilities was ended shortly after this case, which allowed blacks to go to white schools. It removed the 'separate but equal doctrine' which was deemed to satisfy the 14 amendment
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How many constitutional amendments has there been?
27
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How is the Supreme Court checked by the other branches of government?
Members of the Court can be impeached, although this has never happened.
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How does the Supreme Court check the other branches of government?
Judicial review
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What is a judicial review?
A judicial review is a self-given power that allows the Supreme Court to deem members and legislation unconstitutional.
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What did Justice Roberts refer to the Supreme Court as?
'Servants of the law'
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Brown vs Topeka Board (1954)- segregation in schools and other public facilities was ended shortly after this case, which allowed blacks to go to white schools. It removed the 'separate but equal doctrine' which was deemed to satisfy the 14 amendment

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