The Separation of Power

Document Type:Essay

Subject Area:Law

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The executive arm has several checks on the legislative branch (Michaels 10). First, the executive has the right to decline laws by the legislature, propose new laws to the Congress, table federal budgets to the House of Representatives, and nominate federal officials (Michaels 15). With respect to the judicial branch, the executive nominates judges to the Supreme Court and federal court systems, and the president can grant amnesty to convicts. The Legislature. The legislature encompasses the Senate and the House of Representatives (Michaels 18). Part 2: Analysis of Article According to Kessler’sarticle, he concludes by stating that the constitutional law of the separation of power is facing pressures from the administrative institution to change this law, to which I agree. For one, according to the law of separation of power, the three branches of the government are independent of one another meaning they can make their own decisions without fear of being contradicted by the other branches.

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However, as Kessler stated in his article this law has been changed by the administrative bodies. According to these bodies, this was an old-fashioned law which had to be changed to give the government power as before the government was partially powerless (Kesler). To clarify, in the separation of power laws made could be rejected by the people if the people thought of them as unfair. The system also gives the president authority to make decisions without opposition. To emphasize, today we have seen the American president making decisions that previously he could not have the authority to make. Unfortunately, the use of administrative state is a form of dictatorship as the people do not have a say in the rules being passed.

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