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Checks and Balances

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Legislative Checks on:

  • Judicial Power
    • Refuse to confirm appointments
    • Remove judges
    • Amend Constitution
    • Rewrite laws
  • Executive Power
    • Override presidential vetoes
    • Reduce funding of presidential programs
    • Remove the president
    • Refuse to confirm presidential appointments

Executive Checks on:

  • Legislative Power
    • Persuasion
    • Propose laws
    • Veto bills
  • Judicial Power
    • Appoint judges
    • Pardon Offenders

Judicial Checks on:

  • Legislative Power
    • Interpret Laws of Congress
    • Declare laws unconstitutional
  • Executive Power
    • Declare Presidential action unconstitutional
Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . factpetersen. (2007, October 19). Checks and Balances. Retrieved January 08, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/university-studies/u-s-institutions/checks-and-balances.html. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License