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
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
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