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Political Science - General Political Science
DQ 1 Judicial Review . Respond to this 2-part question in your initial post:
a. What is the Supreme Court's justification for its claim to the power of judicial review in the American system of government? Fully explain Chief Justice Marshall’s rationale in Marbury v. Madison.
b. Do you find this rationale persuasive, especially in light of how the modern Court exercises this power in a decision like Bush v. Gore? Fully explain the ...view middle of the document...
J.) and the different rationales of various Justices in the 2012 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) cases.
d. Which of the Court’s rationales do you find most persuasive? Which are the least persuasive? Fully explain the constitutional basis of your reasons.
DQ 1 Religious Liberty . Respond to this 3-part question in your initial post:
Explain the Supreme Court's reasons, in Edwards v. Aguillard (the majority opinion by Justice Brennan), for holding that a law mandating the teaching of creationism in public schools violates the Constitution’s ban on “establishment of religion.”
Explain the rationale of Justice Scalia’s dissenting opinion.
Which rationale, the majority or dissent, is more consistent with previous Supreme Court interpretations of the Establishment Clause (see Davis, 2008)? Fully explain the historical and constitutional basis for your position.
DQ 2 Freedom of Expression . In 2010 the Supreme Court, in a 5-4
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