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Each of these branches of government holds different powers. Another prominent aspect of this government structure is the system of checks and balances. In these regards, the system of checks and balances is such that each of the branches of government is structured to check and balance the powers of the opposing branches. There are a variety of instances in which this system of checks and balances work. In terms of the legislative branch, this function of government checks the executive branch through its ability to enact impeachment proceedings against the President; the legislative branch also oversees the judicial branch as it has the ability to oversee judges for committing crimes or unethical actions (Douglas). In terms of the executive branch, the President holds veto power over bills based in the House and the Senate (Douglas). Finally, the judicial branch oversees the legislative branch through its ability to interpret laws passed by this branch of government (Douglas).
A fundamental aspect of the American government is its fluid ability to pass and amend laws. The Constitution established the process where a bill becomes a law. The overarching process where a bill becomes a law occurs as a bill is brought to the House of Representatives ("U.S. Constitution") . The Congress must agree on the law and pass it with majority approval. After the bill passes through Congress it is sent to the Senate where it also must be approved. After the bill passes the Senate it is then sent to the President. The President must sign the bill into law. If the President doesn’t support the bill he has a veto power. If the President decides to veto the bill, then it returns to Congress. Congress then has the option to override the veto if they are able to attain 2/3rds-voting support for the measure. This is referred to as overriding a veto ("U.S. Constitution").
In addition to this overarching process of passing a bill into
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The Rationale behind the Separation of Powers in the Australian Political System. Almost all constitutional structures of the Western hemisphere presume that there are three major forms of administrative power, namely, (1) executive, (2) legislative, and (3) judicial.
The author states that drawing from a rich background of theories from scholars regarding a systematic order of governance, the framers of the US constitution drew up this basic charter conferring sufficient institutional powers to govern. While aware of the power of the masses, the charter had in it inbuilt safeguards.
Apart from the respective roles, the three arms offer checks and balances on each other’s powers and roles and this paper explores how the checks and balances work in the United States’ federal government. Our checks and balances work through distinctive roles of the three arms of the government that regulates each other’s prerogatives.
Furthermore consumer activism and consumer redressel needs which were inadequate in the legal field had to be addressed. It was taken up in a number of countries, UK, USA, India and democtratic nations. However, in most countries the legal reforms have not yet touched this aspect.
UK despite amending its constitution umpteen times is still unable to mend its traditional 'rule of law' due to which it has limited boundaries to the 'separation of powers'. UK cannot point to any other country to claim that the country is following UK's constitution.
There are major arguments for and against these divisions. Perhaps the greatest advantage to a system of checks and balances is that it ensures that no one branch of government gain too much power. For instance, if the
All these branches have been created in such a manner so they are dependent on each other and this leads to increased amount of check and balances and to disperse power between the three bodies of the government. All the branches have been allotted