Stonewall Riots Essay

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There are three federal branches in the U.S.; the legislative, executive, and judiciary. The judiciary branch has the “power” to evaluate law. It is able to take down a law or an executive branch to be declared as unconstitutional. However, declaring a law unconstitutional is not that easy for the courts. In Federalist NO. 78, written by Alexander Hamilton, the judiciary branch is said to be the weakest due to all of the ways the legislative and executive branch can enforce their power upon them. This is evident since the judicial branch cannot enforce power, it cannot approach matters, but matters have to seek the judiciary, and public opinion influences the court’s decisions to a great extent. When the President and Congress think that…show more content…
When the public decides to choose a side the court generally tends to side the public opinion more than strictly paying heed to the Constitution. An instance of when this happened was when Gay Marriage Rights were established on April 28, 2015. Many organizations were founded to help raise awareness and gain gay marriage rights. Even today there are many organizations that exist for LGBTQ. One such organization that is well known amongst the youth today is the Gay-Straight Alliance. Public opinions are mostly seen through riots and protest. One such riot to convey public opinion was the Stonewall Riots. This riot led to influencing the court’s decision regarding gay rights. The Stonewall Riots took place after the New York Police raided a gay club, causing a disturbance among the community. The system of checks and balances is meant to even power within the Federal Government, but within we know it has its flaws. The judiciary has the least power of them all it is meant to evaluate laws that have been challenged. Executive carries out laws whereas the legislative makes laws. The formation of interest groups and the actions taken by the public greatly impact the power of the judiciary branch as well. Alexander Hamilton 's Federalist NO. 78 paper describes the correct reasoning of as to why the judicial branch has the least power of all
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