Judicial Branch Checking?
What are some real life examples in the history of the United States when the Judicial Branch checked the Legislative and Executive branches?
I already tried googling it that's why I'm here~
- SageLv 610 years agoBest Answer
In ex parte Merryman, 17 F.Cases 144 (1861) and ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. 2 (1866), the Supreme Court held that President Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus during the Civil War was unconstitutional. In Youngstown Sheet & Tube v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952), the Supreme Court held that President Truman's seizure of the steel mills during the Korean War was unconstitutional.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Marbury vs Madison 1803 - that Section 13 of the Judicial Act of 1789 was unconstitutional
Loving vs Virginia 1967 - that a ban on interracial marriages was unconstitutional
Woodson vs North Carolina 1976 and Roberts vs Louisana 1976- that the law stating manatory death sentence was unconstitutional
United States vs Nixon - 1974 - the President of the United States is not above the law
New York Times vs United States - 1971 - keeping the "Pentagon Papers" voilated the First Amendment.
These are just a few. Most requires a formal challange, the Supreme Court, as far as a know cannot come out and say a new bill would be unconstitutional.
- 10 years ago
Not sure. Maybe Google it?