According to the Library of Congress, approximately 40,000 state and federal laws are ratified annually. For this reason, it is important to have an understanding of the manner in which a law is enacted. Imagine that your supervising attorney has approached you to research this topic.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
- Identify the source(s) from which the authority to legislate is derived. Determine whether or not Congress has unreasonably and unlawfully expanded upon an identified source’s authority to legislate. Provide a rationale for your response.
- Examine the value of dicta to the judicial decisions. Provide two (2) examples that illustrate the potential effect of dicta on judicial decisions.
- Use at least two (2) quality references.
- Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.