Powers of the US Supreme Court
Not everyone agrees on how much power the judicial branch should have. After all, federal judges and justices are appointed, not elected. As most Americans believe in democracy, shouldn’t elected officials run the country? On the other hand, perhaps American government would be fairer if judges had even more power. Because they do not have to worry about reelection, they are relieved of the outside pressure of public opinion. After all, the majority is not always right. What are your thoughts on the powers of the United States Supreme Court? Do you think it has too much power today? Why or why not? If you believe it has too much power, can you think of a way to limit the powers of the Supreme Court? If you believe it can do with more power, what additional powers would you propose the Supreme Court should be given? If you believe the Supreme Court has just the right amount of power, talk about what you like about it and what can best be done to maintain the current system.