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The American System

Feb 2017

February 8, 2017

February 9, 2017

In Arguments on Immigration Ban Before Three-Judge Panel of Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Administration Comes Close to Suggesting That Presidential Actions Are Not Subject to Judicial Review by the Courts; If Upheld, This Would Overturn Vital Tradition of Jurisprudence Going Back to Chief Justice John Marshall’s Landmark Opinion in Marbury v. Madison (1803); Early Example of Checks and Balances Found in Tribunes of the People in the Roman Republic Starting c. 500 BC, a Key Precedent for Machiavelli and John Adams; Nativist-Populist Politicians Running Into Big Problems in Europe, with Polls Showing Marine LePen As Probable Loser of Second Round of French Presidential Election Despite Her Russian Support and the Beppe Grillo City Government in Rome Reeling From Corruption Charges