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?

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I already tried googling it that's why I'm here~

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  • Sage
    Lv 6
    10 years ago
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    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.

  • Anonymous
    10 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?

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