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Federal Courts of International Law

The doctrine of separation of powers is violated when federal courts hear sophisticated claims about international law. The reason behind this belief is that it is Congress’ power to create and enforce our foreign policy. If the federal courts are collecting money and other such things, that means they are using our resources and giving them away to other countries. There is a difference between giving money, and wasting money.
If we hear about claims made in other countries, then we should leave it to the other countries to figure out what they want to do about the crimes committed. These foreign countries should try to hold the people who have done the crimes accountable before they bring it to the U.S. to make a decision that might have been easily made in the country that these crimes are being committed.
It is Congress’ duty to create and enforce our foreign policy, however Congress needs to know when and where they need to intervene when the need arrives to enforce that policy on other countries. Congress should not get involved in tiny matters that could be easily solved in the countries that have these problems. Congress should only enforce foreign policy when there is a great need for it.

Who Should Decide? (Florida v. Jardines)

Currently the Supreme Court of the United States is in charge of deciding when cases involving the Fourth Amendment are constitutional or unconstitutional. Since there are so many different scenarios, the Justices have a set of guidelines that they follow when applying the Fourth Amendment to real world cases. These guidelines are only created by the Justices without the input from the other branches of government. I believe that all the power should not just rest on the Supreme Court because when a certain branch has too much power problems can start to occur. The other two branches, legislative and executive, should participate in setting the rules and guidelines for the cases involving the Fourth Amendment. The people elect the officials for the other branches of government, which is why I think that the legislative and executive branches should be in charge of setting the procedures since   the people are the ones that give the government power. These guidelines directly affect the citizens of the United States, so they should be the ones to indirectly help set the guidelines through the government officials. If Congress helped make new procedures for law enforcement, then the Supreme Court would have an exact set of rules to follow. This would allow people to have an idea of what will happen to them and their case.