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Checks & Balances in US System

Checks and Balances

The government is structured as a checks-and-balance system whereby each branch independently checks the authority of the other branches. This system prevents any branch from becoming too powerful and eroding the rights of citizens. Below is brief description of how each branch checks the authority of the other branches.

Executive

–Veto legislation

–Selectively carry out laws

–Appoint Judges

–Pardoning Power

Judicial

–Review legislation for Constitutionality

–Review Executive Action for Constitutionality

–Interpret legislation as it applies to specific contexts.

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