Should the supreme court have the power to overturn unconstitutional laws?

I have to write an essay on weather or not the supreme court should have the power to overturn unconstitutional laws. If you could please just give me some reasons as to why the supreme court should have the right to overturn the laws. I would really appreciate it. Thanks Loads! 🙂

Isn’t that its entire reason for existence?

Post Author: mark

4 thoughts on “Should the supreme court have the power to overturn unconstitutional laws?

    Bonkers!

    (January 10, 2010 - 11:27 pm)

    Isn’t that its entire reason for existence?
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    honestguy602

    (January 10, 2010 - 11:40 pm)

    How on this earth and in my great country are you old enough to write essays, but not old enough to understand that that is the supreme court’s JOB!?
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    Ben L

    (January 11, 2010 - 12:19 am)

    are you serious?
    The way precedence works means that functionally that’s what they do?
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    Shaz

    (January 11, 2010 - 12:25 am)

    I am going to assume you mean overturn the laws BEFORE a case is brought to them.

    Overturn unconstitutional laws…yes
    Do so before case brought to court…No

    I would love some type of system where our retarded Congress and Idiot President CHECK THEIR WORK AND MAKE SURE IT IS LEGAL before they sign the frickin legislation…but if we gave SCOTUS the power to preemptive strike down laws it would be a nightmare because SCOTUS would need to grow to a huge number of people until they are no better than the inbred Congress we have now…except they would serve for life!
    And what is they go corrupt and start overturning laws left+right to suit their own agenda….no just many things to go horribly wrong
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