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The judges of the US Supreme Court.

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Yes, the Supreme Court can determine that a federal or state law is unconstitutional.


Interpret laws and determine if laws are unconstitutional.


Interpret laws and determine if laws are unconstitutional.


No. Only the Judicial branch has the Constitutional authority to declare laws unconstitutional.


The answer you are likely looking for is: "NO. The US Supreme Court declares laws unconstitutional." However, this oversimplifies the nature of the US Government.Presidents have from time to time argued that various laws are unconstitutional and, therefore, they will not execute them. This is not terribly common and can be opposed by the US Congress by forcing a suit in the US Supreme Court, but it is possible. Far more common is the US Supreme Court using a particular lawsuit to determine whether laws are constitutional and declare when laws are unconstitutional. There is no recourse to a Supreme Court declaration of unconstitutionality except (1) a later Supreme Court declaration that the law is constitutional or (2) a constitutional amendment.


Who can declare laws unconstitutional


If a law is challenged in court or is relevant to a case appealed to the US Supreme Court, and the US Supreme Court declares the law unconstitutional, it will be nullified, or overturned. Unconstitutional laws are unenforceable.


Any court in the US may review and determine the constitutionality of laws relevant to a case before the court. The Supreme Court of the United States (aka US Supreme Court) is the ultimate authority on the US Constitution, and makes the final decision.


The Legislative Branch sometimes passes unconstitutional laws, but they're not supposed to. None of the branches is authorized to create unconstitutional laws.


The power of judicial review allows the US Supreme Court to declare laws, policies, executive orders and US treaties that are relevant to cases before the Court unconstitutional and nullify them if they violate the principles of the US Constitution.


The Judicial Branch has the power to declare laws unconstitutional.


By allowing unconstitutional laws to be challenged and overturned (apex)



Yes. The US Supreme Court has the authority to declare US treaties, federal and state laws, executive orders, and policies unconstitutional if it is relevant to a case under the Court's review.




The judicial branch of the government (overseen ultimately by the Supreme Court) has the power to declare laws unconstitutional.


If they are found to be in conflict with the US Constitution they will be ruled to be unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable and inapplicable.


It can rule laws unconstitutional that violates rights protected in the Constitution.


The Supreme Court of the Unites States may declare laws unconstitutional. It is the only branch legally able to do that.


(in the US) there are no such laws because they are unconstitutional - but what you are referring to are EX POST FACTO laws.


Ex post facto laws are unconstitutional. Those are laws that proscribe a behavior or act after it has been commenced or occurred.


To interpret laws, to determine their meaning, and to settle the arise in the society. (A+LS) >>> The U.S. Supreme Court declares a law unconstitutional.


No, an Appeals Court cannot 'find' a law unconstitutional. They might declare a law to be unconstitutional IN THEIR BELIEF, but they can only overturn the decision of the lower court and/or return it to them for further action or consideration. Only the U.S. Supreme Court can find a law unconstitutional.


Both the state and federal supreme courts can overturn unconstitutional state laws; the US Supreme Court is the ultimate authority on the constitutionality of federal law.



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