please be sure that the responses are 200 per question
- Is the Supreme Court the “least dangerous branch,” as once described by Alexander Hamilton? Justify your answer on the basis of the material in the chapter.
- From the reading, what are the checks on the powers of the judiciary? Are the checks adequate to prevent the abuse of judicial power? Explain.
- Which position makes the most sense to you, judicial activism or judicial restraint? Justify your position. Is a Republic or Democratic judge more likely to favor judicial restraint? Explain your answer.
- The chapter makes a case that federalism is “alive and well” in the relationship between state and federal courts. What evidence is available to support this position?
- Distinguish between civil liberties and civil rights. Ensure to provide examples to each when explaining.
- Identify two constitutional rights (NOT liberties) that are most important to citizens. Explain why these two rights are the most important.
- Concerning civil liberties, should there be a change to the Constitution? If yes, explain the change or changes. If no, why not.
- Discuss how a state might constitutionally take a criminal defendant to trial without first providing that defendant with a grand jury hearing.
- How is it possible that a defendant in a state criminal trial could have rights that are not required by the U.S. Constitution?
- Concerning the civil rights statutes explored in this chapter, identify and discuss any that should be modified or eliminated.