A filibuster is a major power anyone in the senate holds. According to Sarah Binder author of “The History of Filibuster” (Binder, 2010), a filibuster was not intended by the framers when they were making the Constitution. Both the House of Representative and the Senate had the same rules for debating in 1789. Both had the power to cut off and end the debate when there was a simple majority. But Sarah said “In 1805, Vice President Aaron Burr was presiding over the Senate (freshly indicted for the murder of Alexander Hamilton), and he offered this advice.
There are 3 ways the constitution has guarded us from tyranny: Equal Representation from all the States, Federalism, and the system of checks and balances. The first guard against tyranny was Equal Representation from all of the states. This means that each state will have certain amounts of senator’s. The bigger the state, the more senators.
I think Barbara Jordan did a great job defining impeachment and clarifying its criteria. In her speech, Jordan discusses impeachment and states, “We know the nature of impeachment. We’ve been talking about it a while now. It is chiefly designed for the President and his high ministers to somehow be called into account. It is designed to “bridle” the Executive if he engages in excesses.
In document C there are the 3 branches of government and arrows pointing from one to the other telling us how each branch checks one another. Some of these are, the president can veto different laws if he does not like them, but Congress can override this veto and pass the law anyways if they have a majority vote to override it. The Courts can declare acts of either branch as unconstitutional. Congress can also impeach members of any other branch and can remove them from office. All of this means that whatever one branch does, it must go through the other two so no corrupt laws can be passed.
He also vetoed bills that he thought would deter The United State from evolving. John Tyler did not make any appointments in the beginning of his Presidency, instead he continued to use Williams Henry Harrison entire cabinet, fearing of being disrespectful to Harrison. He did eventually appoint Samuel Nelson to the U.S. supreme court. Nelson served as an Associate Justice between 1845 and 1872, and was
The Congress members introduce bills for review, approval and debates. The Congress committee may reject or approve the proposal at its initial introduction stage. If the president vetoes the bill, the legislature can try to override the veto (Brandt, 2011, pg. 20).
THE SENATE FILIBUSTER: IS IT TIME TO GO NUCLEAR? In August of 1957, South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond spoke on the Senate floor for 24 hours and 18 minutes in attempt to block the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.1 The bill passed anyways, and Thurmond’s efforts only resulted in a misuse of the Senate’s time. This act of speaking for unlimited time in opposition to legislation is known as the filibuster and is a controversial practice in the Senate. The Senate filibuster can be understood through its definition, its background in the United States, and the legislation regarding it.
The set up was as close to a setup of a courtroom as I could make it. Lastly, throughout the whole trial the room was dark, up until the last scene where Macbeth was convicted and taken away from the courtroom. I made it like that because I want it to resemble
Most navies have a standard court-martial which convenes whenever a ship is lost; this does not presume that the captain is suspected of wrongdoing, but merely that the circumstances surrounding the loss of the ship be made part of the official record.
The country’s own prime minister can even be quoted stating “I am for capital punishment”. One may ask “If a large portion of citizens are for capital punishment then why is it not carried out?” A valid question, however, for capital punishment to be implemented legislators would have to change laws in the constitution regarding the death penalty. Bahamians are vocal in expressing their views since the nation is democratic, unlike the autocratic Iran government. As previously stated, The Bahamas’ highest court of appeal is a foreign monarchial group known as the Privy Council who are against the enforcement of capital punishment in the nation.
Article 3 of the Constitution grants the Supreme Court the power to review cases and declare a verdict. However, the Supreme Court is only allowed to make a decision regarding a case if and only it is brought to them. In other words, only cases that has been passed through the lower courts and has made its way up into the Supreme Court is the Supreme Court allowed to make a decision. From the founding of the constitution, many cases have made its way up the courts and into the Supreme Court where the Justices deliver the final verdict. Cases similar to that of Nixon vs. United States challenged the federal power of the President.
In the U.S Constitution, it states that if President is convicted of any treason, corruption, or any other high Crimes and transgressions they can be removed from office. However, there are many steps to being impeach. The first thing in order for the President to be impeach is when the situation of the President brings attention to the members of the House of Representatives. Next, they are handed over to the House Judiciary Committee to see if the situation is serious. If the situation is serious then the president would be presented to the U.S Senate to decide if he should be impeached.
Supreme Court heals appeals from lower courts. These lower courts include the U.S. courts of appeals, and state supreme courts. (284) US Supreme Court Justices decide which cases they will hear, and “may review any decision appealed to it that it decides is worthy of review.” (285) Unlike the Justices of the Ohio Supreme Court, US Supreme Court Justices are not elected, but nominated by the president. Once a justice is confirmed by the Senate, they serve for life.
They will only review cases in which constitutionality or judicial error is brought into question. The defendant has already been given a guilty verdict and so the question of innocence will not be re-evaluated. However, the appeals court may send the case back to the court of original jurisdiction to be retried, at which the defendant may be determined not guilty in a retrial or the charges may be dropped by the prosecution. The top tier of the federal court system is the U.S. Supreme Court. This court is not mandated to hear the appeals of all criminal cases as is the case with the U.S. Court of Appeals.