Flashcards in Unit 3C Deck (55)
What are some checks on the legislature by the executive?
-President can suggest bills
-Pres. can call a special session of congress
-Commander in chief
What are some checks on the executive by the legislature?
-Power of purse
what are some checks on the judiciary by the legislature?
-Senate approves appointments
-Add to lower courts
-Change number of judges
-Create more justices
What are some checks on the judiciary by the executive?
What are some checks on the legislature by the judiciary?
-Supreme court can rule act unconstitutional
-SC can issue/deny warrants
-SC can rule against executive/congress
-Congress cannot overrule SC decisions
What are some checks on the executive by the judiciary?
-SC can vote against executive bills
-SC interprets congress' laws
What is judicial activism?
Overturning elected officials
Why is judicial activism controversial?
-Long lasting/hard to undo
What are some weaknesses of the USSC?
-Only a reactive body
-No powers of implementation
-Adherence to constitution
-Can be overruled/impeached
What are some strengths of the USSC?
-Marbury vs madison
-No longer reactive
What are some roberts court judicial activism examples
+CU vs FEC
+Shelby county vs holder
+DC vs heller
+macdonald vs chicago
+Hamdi vs rumsfeld
What are the purpose of national conventions?
What are the new purposes of a national convention
Why are midterms uncompetitive?
(1994/2010/2006 incumbency not effective)
Why are midterms important?
-Representative "referendum on president"
What are the biggest divisions between parties?
-Healthcare(Passed in 2010, introduced in 2014)
What are some traditional GOP and Trump overlapping policies?
-Law + order
-Social conservatism (abortion, military)
What are some divisions within the democratic party?
-CPC vs sanders, identity politics
Why are some pressure groups more successful than others?
What affects the presidents ability to influence the USSC?
-Very little power
-Nominations (some influence)
What are some factors in nomination choice?
Why are nominations controversial?
Why is the appointments process criticised?
What should a cabinet represent?
-range of political views
Who did Obama keep from the GOP?
What are the powers of the cabinet?
-Running a department
-Influencing the President
What are the powers of the EXOP?
-Run the executive office
-More important than the cabinet
What are some examples of the constitution being too inflexible?
-10th amendment (rights given to people and states)
What are some examples of constitution being too adaptable?
-"crisis" presidential power
-Creeping growth of judicial power
-Politicisation of congress
-Decrease in federal power