This is my favorite topic we鈥檝e discussed, because even after my research, I don鈥檛 know where I stand.
On one hand, like we discussed last week, the Executive Order allows the president to outweigh the will of the Legislative Branch and may overcome congressional gridlock. On another hand, I do believe that Congress has the largest powers to check the other branches. Congress has significant powers to check the President (as discussed in previous weeks) and the Supreme Court.
To be honest, I had heard the least about Congress鈥檚 power to check the Supreme Court. I don鈥檛 feel that this is an area that is discussed in the public realm. Again, History.com comes in handy with this interesting article that includes how FDR tried to change the makeup of the Supreme Court.