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How does Marbury v. Madison enhance the system of checks and balances?
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Marbury v. Madison enhanced the system of checks and balances by giving the Supreme Court (judicial branch) a very strong check on the actions of the Congress (legislative branch).
The Constitution itself did not give the Supreme Court the power of judicial review. It was silent on the issue of who would determine whether a law passed by Congress was consistent with the Constitution. In Marbury, the Supreme Court took this power for itself. By doing so, it gave itself a way to overrule the actions of Congress. This created another strong check by one branch over another and enhanced the overall system of checks and balances.
Posted by pohnpei397 on September 26, 2012 at 12:09 AM (Answer #1)
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