The Most Powerful Branch...

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    Well, I find that the most powerful branch is the one I can lift, but more importantly, one that has been shaped well to fit My hand so that it swings well as a club. To large a branch, say a redwood trunk, would be far to difficult to wield so the scope of the branch is necessary in order to determine which is the most powerful.

    It helps also to use a hardwood. Can you imagine how ineffective a balsa wood branch would be?
     
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    Or the people retake control of their govenment.
     
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    One only needs to state the following to make Humorme look ignorant: Dred-Scott decision overturned via the Congressional 1866 Civil Rights Act.
     
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    Judicial, without a doubt. If it is derived as a system of checks and balances then who checks the SC? Rulings from the highest court are considered final. Court rulings drive subsequent laws and challenges to existing laws are run through the court. In addition, though approved by the Senate, members serve for lifetime.
    The SC is the final arbiter and saying on everything and anything of real societal weight.
     
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    Who checks the Supreme Court? Uh, well Congress does.

    The Supreme Court DOES NOT have the last say... Their rulings can be overruled by Congress, and their jurisdiction over new laws stripped from them. This is how you summarize the Supreme Court: Judges with chips on their shoulders who think they have more power than they really do, that is all.

    It's also already been established that the Congress can limit the terms of the justices if they really wanted to by passing a law, but the Supreme Court couldn't do the same to the Congress.

    The Supreme Court is made up of people picked from the other branches and can also be fired from people from the Legislative Branch. Also, the Supreme Court is unable to impeach the president, and if a judge is told he needs to show up to a Congressional ass raping, he has not choice but to do so.
     
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    At least I can respect your argument. Anyone who says the Supreme Court is the strongest is a fucking idiot... Without the other two branches the Supreme Court doesn't exist since the people from the other two branches appoint them in the first place.
     
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    The protocols of Zion.
     
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    To add to your post, the United States Supreme Court unilaterally declared themselves to be the final arbiter, and neither branch slapped their wrist, telling them their ONLY authority is to interpret the law... not to bestow powers to other branches of government, not to REINTERPRET the law once they've already ruled on it, and not to circumvent the Constitution with their opinions not rooted in law.
     
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    Okay. As long as they keep doing it, I'll keep thinking it.
     

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