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A Federalist Government

The Constitution guarantees a federalist governmentby stating in the tenth
amendment that ,"The powers not delegated to the United Statesby the Constitution,
nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or the people."
The framers did this to prevent a single person, or group of people to gain too much
power. One example of the Federal system at work is that the state of North Dakota
does not require voters to register in order to cast their votes. While other states
choose to require their voters to register. While Federalism allows state governments to
handle their local issues, the National government can deal with issues of defense and
foreign affairs. If a certain state were to need help, the Federal government's
resources, and other states may be joined together to help the state in need.
The supreme court has the authority to change laws in both statutory law and in
administrative law, as well. This authority lies in the judicial review. Judicial review was
first adopted in MARBURY v. MADISON. It is what guards against a tyrannical
government, which might enact, laws which could strip us of individual rights and
personal freedoms, guaranteed to us in our Constitution. One example is BUSH,
George W. v. PALM BEACH CUNTY CANVASSING BOARD, ET AL. The question was
Whether post-election judicial limitations on the discretion granted by the legislature to
state executive officials to certify election results, and/or post-election judicially created
standards for the determination of controversies concerning the appointment of
presidential electors, violate the Due Process Clause or 3 U.S.C. s 5, which requires
that a State resolve controversies relating to the appointment of electors under “laws enacted prior to” election day. The United States Constitution (Article IV: Section 1.)

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