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The US President is not a sworn Law Enforcement Officer, therefore he personally does not have the power to enforce any laws at all. However, he is the head of the Executive Branch of the United States government. It is the Executive Branch which is charged with the enforcement of ALL Federal laws of the United States.

The Executive Branch of the US government does not enforce state or local laws.

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None. The US Supreme Court has no enforcement power; that authority falls to the President, head of the Executive branch of government.

The Court does, however, uphold the Constitution through the process of judicial review, which allows the justices to evaluate laws that are relevant to cases under appeal to ensure they adhere to constitutional principles. If the law infringes someone's protected rights, or violates the constitution in any way, the Supreme Court may declare a law unconstitutional and nullify it (make it void and unenforceable). They can't force other parts of the federal government, states, or citizens to follow their decisions, however, which sometimes creates problems if the President or Congress are uncooperative.

Although it may seem strange for the US Supreme Court to make a decision but have no authority to carry it out, this rule is part of the checks and balances of the US government, designed to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful.

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The Supreme Court's decisions are based on the Articles and Amendments of the US Constitution.
The Constitution.

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Is the Constitution used as a guide when making laws?

Yes it is in constant use and courts use it as a guide to make decisions.

Is the Constitution is used as a guide when making laws?

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Does 'judicial review' allow the US Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of lower courts' decisions?

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Congress has power over the courts because it makes the laws which it must use to try a case. If the court finds the law unconstitutional, they can overturn it.

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