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Homework Help: American Government

Posted by Jessica on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 3:41pm.

1. Justice Stephen Breyer stated, “people need to understand the importance of the Court as an institution, even though the Court’s decisions may at times be unpopular and possibly wrong,” Explain how this statement relates to the concepts of “Judicial Independence” and “Checks and Balances.”

2. What is the role of the Bill of Rights in a democratic government? Why did the Anti- Federalist believe this to be essential? Explain the relationship between the Bill of Rights and the states, including the role of the 14th Amendment and selective incorporation.

3. Review the liberties identified in the Amendments to the United States Constitution and select the one you find most significant today. Indentify and define the specific right, discuss the Court’s interpretation and how it affects the United States of America today.

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