Constraints and Powers of the Legislative Branch

Think about the interactive constraints and powers of the legislative branch in relation to the judicial and executive branches. Consider, for example, how the budget process gives power and/or places restraints on the legislative branch of government. Also consider how the powers of the legislative branch might serve as a check on the policymaking powers of the judicial and executive branches.

Select one constraint and one power of the legislative branch of government. Consider how you might explain each. Think about how the power you selected specifically serves as a check on the other branches of government.

Post an explanation of one constraint on the policymaking powers of the legislative branch (for non-U.S. students, you may consider the legislative body of your home country). Then explain one power that allows the legislative branch to serve as a check on the policymaking powers of the executive and judicial branches.