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Judicial review... which was given binding authority by Maybury v Madison in 1803

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Does the legislative branch of government decide if the laws are constitutional?

No, the constitutionality of laws is the job of the judicial branch.


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Who has the power to decide whether not an action of the government violates the Constitution?

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Can US District Court decide if a law is unconstitutional?

Yes, US District Courts can, and do, declare laws unconstitutional. Any court can declare a law unconstitutional if the law is relevant to a case they're trying or reviewing; however, the government would probably appeal the case all the way to the Supreme Court to get a definitive answer. The US Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter of constitutionality, and has final authority over questions of constitutionality.


Can the courts decide whether the other branches of government have acted within the scope of their Constitutional authority?

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Is it true the courts can decide whether the other branches of government have acted within the scope of their constitutional authority?

True


What are tbe rights of national government?

In the USA, the National Government (generally mistakenly referred to as the Federal Government) has the right to do anything the Federal Courts, and ultimately the Supreme Court, decide is constitutional.


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You don't have to bother speculating. Federal courts do not, and never will, decide divorce actions.