Alexander Hamilton Pros And Cons

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Alexander Hamilton wrote the Federalist Papers which was a persuasive document appealing to the formation of a strong national government. In Federalist #78, Hamilton described his plan for a judicial system set up by the Federal Government that would interpret laws and hold them to the standard of the Constitution. In his essay, he remarked the judicial branch as the weakest of the branches. His reasoning behind this claim was that the judiciary posed the least threatening to individuals rights found in the Constitution. The judges themselves only held the power to interpret laws and strike them down during the legislative process. With the judiciary being the weakest branch, they could never infringe on individuals rights and liberties. The legislative and executive branches could pass laws or over …show more content…

What this entails is that the judicial branch should be exempt from partisan voting and elections and remain unbiased in their ruling. Supreme Court Justices were given life long terms in office to carry out their service, free from the interference from the executive and legislative offices. With too much reliance on the other two branches, the judicial system would become skewed away from blind justice and turn to ruling in favor of their political affiliation in hopes of gaining re-election. In the Federalist Papers #78, Hamilton explains that the judicial branches sole purpose is to interpret the Constitution and hold all trials in regard to the Constitution to see if a law has been broken. What sets the judicial branch apart from the others is the inability to execute the laws and carry out their own decisions made in the high court. Just as it is the executives place to enforce the laws and the legislation to construct laws, it is the responsibility of the courts to determine if the Constitution has been

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