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The Relevance & Development of the US Supreme Court

Questions for the essay, at least 500 words. Any help and advise would be great! Thank you.

Pick a piece of legislation that has become law and write a brief legislative history, including an outline of the steps it took in becoming law and a discussion of support for, opposition to, and influences on its passage. Compare it with the model of how a bill becomes a law according to the textbook.

Briefly describe the War Powers Resolution act in your own words. Discuss what other war powers exist for the executive and legislative branches. Does it seem such power struggles would be more common in foreign or in domestic policy areas?

The Constitution is rather vague about the make-up, size, and responsibility of the Supreme Court. How has the Supreme Court evolved over its history? What do you think the Court's role will be in the future?

Examine the historical development of the bureaucracy, emphasizing how it has grown over time. Relate your findings to the changing nature of federalism over time.

Many people feel that the American government is out of touch with its public. Look at the branches of government and analyze this statement.

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Question:
The Constitution is rather vague about the make-up, size, and responsibility of the Supreme Court. How has the Supreme Court evolved over its history? What do you think the Court's role will be in the future?

Essay:

The US Supreme Court: Role & Relevance

The US Supreme Court is a vital component of the manner of governance & social order in the nation, not only in assuring that justice & the law of the land is put in place in all the territories and practised across the nation. The Supreme Court's history is usually described according to the nature of the Chief Justices who presided over it. Established in 1789, it is the only court specifically established and purposefully empowered by the Constitution under the Judiciary Act of 1789. While it was initially established to be a 6-justice seat, ever since its history it was a 9-seat affair with Congress eventually holding the power to set the number. Since it convened in 1790, the Supreme Court has evolved, adapted and changed according to the demands of the social situation. The Supreme Court, being a social ...

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The solution is an 835-word essay on the development and relevance of the US Supreme Court, taking on historical, political and legal elements. To expand on the information provided, students can use the References indicated. The essay follows the APA format. Extra information beyond the word count is provided to give students more material in putting together a more detailed discussion if necessary.

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