write a 250 word short essay for each question.
1.What is the difference between civil liberties and civil rights? Give an example of each and discuss what is being balanced? Do you agree with the plastic reindeer rule or do you believe it is in violation of the Lemon test? Does the death penalty in violation of civil rights as a constitution of cruel and unusual punishment? Explain the legal test to determine if the government can discriminate. Are voter ID laws in violation of civil rights? If so, how?
2.Describe the powers and functions of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Who established judicial review and how? What effect did this power have upon the balance of power among the three branches of government in the context of legislative versus judicial supremacy? Explain three theories of presidential power. Which would you identify Obama as? Why? What role does political ideology play in regards to the USSC Justices nomination process? What does the constitution say about the process? What role has party politics played in this development? How does party politics affect the legislative process? What branch is the most powerful? how/why?