The Separation of Powers Term Paper by cee-cee

The Separation of Powers
A look at how the executive, legislative and judicial branches balance their powers in the government of the United States.
# 114958 | 2,111 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 30, 2009 in Political Science (U.S.) , Law (Constitution) , Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)

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This paper sheds light on the separation of powers and the system of checks and balances in the US system of government that regulates the powers of the executive, legislative and judicial branches. The paper also discusses the concerns that the failure by the Supreme Court or Congress to interfere with the executive's actions in the current Iraq war may be resulting in the abrogation of constitutional protections. Furthermore, the paper shows how the system of checks and balances was established to safeguard against encroachment by one branch onto another and to ensure that no member of the executive or legislative branch is placed beyond the scope of the law during the course of his or her time in office.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ACSBlog. "Issue Brief: 'A Call to Protect Civilian Justice: Beware the Creep of Military Tribunals." Separation of Powers. 2008. ACSBlog. 19 Mar. 2008 <>.
  • Clinton v. Jones, 520 U.S. 681 (1997).
  • Cole, David. "The Constitution." Harper's Magazine. 2007. The Harper's MagazineFoundation. 19 Mar. 2008 <>.
  • Dames & Moore v. Regan, 453 U.S. 654 (1981).
  • Madison, James. "Federalist No. 48." The Federalist Papers Online. 1778. 19 Mar. 2008 <>.

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