Equality of the branches[ edit ] This section possibly contains original research. The President is not mandated to carry out the orders of the Supreme Court.
The only constitutional limit on Congress' power to set the jurisdiction of the judiciary relates to the Supreme Court; the Supreme Court may exercise only appellate jurisdiction except in cases involving states and cases affecting foreign ambassadors, ministers or consuls. They can also enforce the Constitution and treaties that were previously made by other branches of government.
In August the Pentagon announced that it would be shutting down its TALON database program, which illegally gathered information on anti-war activists across the country.
Kingdon made this argument, claiming that separation of powers contributed to the development of a unique political structure in the United States. Even so, some laws have been made and then retracted because of the fact that they were an abuse of the power given to that particular branch. Since then, the Justice Department's Inspector General found that the FBI has issued hundreds of thousands of national security letters, a majority against U.
Several 20th-century presidents have attempted to greatly expand the power of the presidency. No Fly and Selectee Lists — The No-Fly list was established to keep track of people the government prohibits from traveling because they have been labeled as security risks.