WHY IS THE SUPREME COURT SO POWERFUL? ARE THEY OVERSTEPPING THEIR AUTHORITY?
Americans have a deep belief that laws should be made by Congress and not tampered with by the President or the Supreme Court. The view is that Congress carries out the will of the people. Yet in the famous 1803 case of Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court voted unanimously that the court could declare act of Congress unconstitutional even though the Constitution did not give the Supreme Court the power to do so.
- How Conservatives Abandoned Judicial Restraint, Took Over The Courts And Radically Transformed America [ThinkProgress]
- Congress Can Rein In the Supreme Court’s Ideologues If It Uses Its Authority [Progressive Democrats of America]
- The Supreme Court On The Rule Of Law: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ [The Federalist]
- The Supreme Court and Judicial Review [The Constitutionality Crisis]
- Some constitutional myths about the Supreme Court [MinnPost]
- Americans divided on how the Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution [Pew Research Center]
- The Supreme Court vs. Congress [Huffpost Politics]
- The Role of the Supreme Court [Scholastic]