Social Studies - 2017-18

GOVT.10e - How the Judiciary Influences Public Policy

The student will apply social science skills to understand the federal judiciary by 

e) investigating and evaluating how the judiciary influences public policy by delineating the power of government and safeguarding the rights of the individual.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The government’s public policy goals are expressed in legislative acts and executive actions that are subject to interpretation and review by the federal judiciary.

ESSENTIALS

The United States Supreme Court’s exercise of the power of judicial review can invalidate legislative acts and executive actions that exceed the scope of powers granted by the Constitution of the United States. 

Federal courts, by interpreting and applying federal law to specific situations, provide meaning to legislative acts and executive actions. 

The United States Supreme Court defines the limits of government power and protects individual rights from governmental abuse

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 17, 2017