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In the United States the US Supreme Court has the final decision on the constitutionality of all laws in the USA. This often relates to bills that the US Congress passes and sends to the US President. If the president sign the bills, they become Federal Laws. Also, laws created in the 50 US States are ultimately decided to be constitutional by the US Supreme Court. The Court usually waits till a case is brought before it, or the other way, is by a procedure called judicial review.

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How can the judicial branch chek the legislative branch?

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