Check between legislative & executive
Check on executive power by the legislative
Approof a candidate that the president nominates for a position
Senate hold confirmation hearing to confirm addition
(article II, section 2) a special power given to the senate in the constitution. The president has the power to make treaties and to appoint top executive officers, ambassadors, and federal judges-but only "with the advice and consent of the senate"
S-for treaties 2/3rds of those present must concur for appointments a simple majority is required. Also involves the power to set conditions. Most presidents take every effort to take potential senate opposition into account in treaty negotiations and will frequently resort to exec. agreements
The power of the media to bring public attention to particular issues and problems.
Process of preparing the public to take a particular view of an event or a political actor.
The power of the media to influence how events and issues are interpreted.
The amount of money approved by Congress in statutes (bills) that each unit or agency of government can spend.
The amount of money approved by congress in statues and bills that each unit or agency of government can spend. Most programs and agencies are subject to some oversight every year during the course of hearings on appropriations
S: a form of oversight by congress to make sure the executive branch is not abusing its power: checks and balances
Their purpose may be to locate inefficiencies or abuses of power, to explore the relationship between what an agency does and what a law intended, or to change or abolish a program.
Boerne vs Flores (97)
was a Supreme Court case concerning the scope of Congress's enforcement power under the fifth section of the Fourteenth Amendment. The case also had a significant impact on historic preservation.
Local zoning authorities denied the permit, relying on an ordinance governing additions and new construction in a historic district which included the church as a contributing property. The Archbishop brought a lawsuit challenging the permit denial under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA, pronounced "rifra"). Archbishop Flores argued that his congregation had outgrown the existing structure. He claimed his ability to act on his beliefs were substantially burdened by the denial of his proposed addition
S- the court in an opinion by justice anthony kennedy struck down RFRA as unconstitutional use of congree'e enforcement powers. Because it was the court that had sole power of defining the substantive rights guaranteed by the 14th amendment- a definition to which congress could not add and from which it could not subtract-and because RFRA was not legislation designed to have "congruence and proportionality" with the substantive rights that the court has defined, congress could not constitutionally enact RFRA.