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View and take notes on Professor Thomas Patterson’s lecture on the Federal Courts , then respond to the following two questions:
- Do you agree or disagree with Alexander Hamilton’s statement that the “Judiciary is the weakest branch of government.” Explain and discuss the powers of court in relation to the executive and the legislature. Please be specific and use examples.
- How do political backgrounds influence the interpretation of the Constitution and it’s application to the law? How did this effect the courts ruling in Citizens United case.
Once you have posted your response, the other students’ responses will appear. Please read over the other students’ response and then reply to at least one classmate. In your reply identify something you had not previously been aware of or something which challenges you to think differently.
Your response must be at least 300 words. List all web resources and referenced materials that were used. You must use the APA citation style format in listing references used and in parenthetical citations.
View the Discussion Forum Rubric to understand how you will be evaluated.
If you do not make a top level post you will receive no credit for this assignment.
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