In a two-three page paper answer the following questions. Your response should follow APA guidelines for submission. Be sure to include a source page in your submission.
1. What if the Supreme Court was not able to have the final word on legislation and all three branches of the government were equal? Do you think that the federal government would operate better or worse?
2. What if, instead of the Supreme Court being the final arbiter of legislation through judicial review, that power was instead given to the President of the United States, who is subject to national election?
3. What if Supreme Court justices did not serve for life, but, instead, served for a fixed term of 10 years? How would that impact, if at all, the Supreme Court?
4. Currently, Supreme Court justices are nominated by the President, subject to review by the Congress. What if the Supreme Court, arguably the most learned judges in the nation, formed a committee to choose their own replacements?
5.February 24, 2003 marked the 200th anniversary of the Marbury v. Madison decision. Read Joel B. Grossman’s article “The 200th Anniversary of Marbury v. Madison: The Reasons We Should Still Care About the Decision, and The Lingering Questions It left Behind” on Findlaw at http://writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20030224_grossman.html. Read the article and discuss the importance of this case and determine whether it still applies in today’s court.