Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Reich
Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Reich upheld the ruling in Marbury v. Madison that actions of the executive branch can be subject to judicial review. It further clarified the principles by which the courts could determine which law should prevail when different statutes are in conflict. The decision stated that the Procurement Act cannot be interpreted to give the president authority to set procurement policy in such a way that it, in effect, regulates national labor policy.
The issues in Chamber of Commerce show how the constitutional system of checks and balances works. The decision clarifies that the broad powers invested in the president by acts of Congress must be used in ways that are constitutional and that also conform to the express intent of the legislature.
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