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Checks and Balances

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Checks on Judicial Branch

May propose constitutional amendments to overrule judicial decisions

May impeach Supreme Court justices

Checks on Executive Branch

May reject appointments made by executive

May reject treaties

Controls funding for presidential initiatives

May impeach president

May override a veto

JUDICIAL BRANCH

Checks on Legislative Branch

May declare laws passed by Congress to be unconstitutional

Checks on Executive Branch

May declare executive actions to be unconstitutional

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Checks on Legislative Branch

May veto bills

May adjourn Congress in certain situations

Checks on Judicial Branch

Appoints judges

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