Judicial Branch Independency
The United States Government is made up of three branches, the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judicial. Each branch has its own specific job, and within this job is a checks and balance system that is managed coequally with the other two branches. The reason we have a judicial branch of government is to explain the laws of the country under the constitution, review laws, and decides cases involving states’ rights. When learning about the judiciary a good question to ask is, why is it so important that the judiciary branch independent from the others?
The most significant reason for the independence of this branch was established by our founding fathers. They wanted to shield the judges from electoral and political pressures; therefore, they serve life tenures. The only way a judge can be removed from office is to retire, die, or be impeached by Senate. This reason pertains to why they were shielded from the pressures; if the judges were more consumed with pleasing the people rather than their moral values, the reason why they were appointed rather than being elected would defeat the purpose.
Another reason for having an independent judiciary was that they were separate from the Executive and Legislative braches. Each branch deals with different subjects and is headed by different people. What these people do and how they decide on certain things such as bills is what is important. When dealing with the executive and legislative branches one deal with more up front political projects.
Taking a look at just one example from why the judiciary is independent is the Executive branch for instance; the President heads it. His job along with the rest of this branch is to carry out federal laws and recommend new one. With the president heading this branch it is obvious that many eyes are on him judging his every move, which could hurt his reputation. Taking this into account, the president chooses his moves politically for he knows...