Identify a power exercised by the Supreme Court that acts as a check on another branch of the federal government.

The framers of the Constitution intended the Supreme Court to be politically insulated. Despite this intent, the Supreme Court is not completely insulated from political influences.

a. Describe one constitutional provision that seeks to insulate the Supreme Court from public opinion.

b. Identify a power exercised by the Supreme Court that acts as a check on another branch of the federal government.

c. Explain how each of the following can limit the independence of the Supreme Court.

• Congress

• President

d. Explain how the Supreme Court protects its political independence.