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By accepting, reviewing, and ruling court cases the Supreme Court can deem laws unconstitutional.

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Congress checks the Supreme Court by approving or disapproving the judges that the president suggests




No due to checks and balances they are all equal. However, Congress does have legislative powers that the Supreme Court does not.


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Checks and balances is when they wanted to separate the power by adding a congress and a supreme court.


The President can veto legislation. The Supreme Court can deem laws unconstitutional. The President nominates Supreme Court Justices.


The President can veto bills passed by Congress and appoints the judges in the Supreme Court


congress, because it has "checks and balances" which is something they can say that for example: "Oh, we think this is unconstitutional." They have more rights then supreme court even though they have judicial review


The first example is how congress checks the President: congress has to approve his cabinet appointments, Supreme Court appointees, and treaties. The President checks congress by having veto power over bills that they have passed.


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There isn't one.There are checks and balances, though. If Congress disagrees with a Supreme Court decision, in many cases they can change the law. It gets trickier if the Supreme Court declares a law unconstitutional ... at that point Congress can either try to change the law so that it no longer contradicts the constitution, or they can (much more difficult, because it involves more than just Congress) try to amend the Constitution.But that's a separate issue; the Supreme Court is called the Supreme Court for a reason.


The court can declare congressional and presidential acts to be unconstitutional. Congress can override a president's veto. The president appoints supreme court judges.


The United States Supreme Court.


Congress has the ability to overrule the President's veto power with a 2/3 majority vote. Furthermore, Congress has the power to impeach the President, and must confirm the President's choices (i.e. appointment of the Supreme Court, etc.). Congress checks the Supreme Court in a few ways as well. First of all, it has to confirm the President's appointments of Supreme Court judges. It also has the power, once again, of impeachment, and has the ability to amend the Constitution.


No, the Supreme Court is part of the Judicial Branch. Congress is part of the legislative branch.


The Supreme Court is not in the Congress. The Supreme court is at the top of the judicial branch of government, a co-equal branch with Congess.


The Supreme court determines how laws that are passed by Congress are meant to be interpreted and applied. The Supreme Court also determines whether a law passed by Congress is unconstitutional or not.


The Supreme Court is able to review acts of Congress if the constitutionality of the act is questionable.


how did the congress create the supreme court and the lower federal courts


No. Congress is part of the Legislative branch. The Supreme Court is head of the Judicial branch.


The Supreme Court can check the power of Congress by ruling legislation passed by Congress is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court can do this when they a presented with an opportunity to hear a case which disputes a law. The supreme court's decision is final because it is the highest court in America.


The President can veto bills from Congress.Congress can override a veto with a 3/4 majority.The Supreme Court can declare a law unconstitutional.



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