Three Branches: Laws in Action

The Referee

So, you are now a real law that everyone has to live by. But wait! Remember that all three branches have a say. Now it’s the judicial branch’s turn. The judicial branch doesn’t review all laws, but when it does, it can make some very important decisions. Someone has said that you – now a law – go against the Constitution, our official rulebook! The U.S. Supreme Court will make the final decision.

There are two outcomes that can happen. The Supreme Court may uphold you as a law, and you will be carried out. Or, if the Supreme Court finds you unconstitutional, you’ll be struck down. That means the process starts all over, and Congress needs to pass a new bill.

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