A political structure in which power is dispersed evenly
A system of political power dispersed among layers
A political structure in which power rests with church leaders
A system of political power distributed to the working class
Separation of powers is rarely clear-cut.
Separation of powers is rare among industrialized nations.
Separation of powers is absolute.
Separation of powers grants obtuse levels of power to the executive branch.
members of parliament and the prime minister
members of parliament and the ministerial cabinet
members of parliament only
the prime minister only
The House of Commons
Reciprocity and coalition
Consistency and reciprocity
Consistency and coherence
Coalition and coherence
It makes initial rulings on all federal cases, civil and criminal.
It rules on high penalty cases, including those with life sentences and the death penalty.
Its jurisdiction is almost entirely appellate, from lower federal or state supreme courts.
Its jurisdiction is broad, ranging from appellate rulings to original rulings in federal crimes.
Judicial review is the best and only true method of checking legislative power.
The court should practice restraint in cases in which legislative acts are presented for interpretation.
Only the executive branch can restrain the court, keeping the power of judicial review in balance with the other governing branches.
Only Congress should make public policy and, unless a legislative act clearly violates the Constitution, the law should stand.