A federal judge has found parts of President Obama's immigration executive actions unconstitutional, in an opinion delivered as part of a separate immigration case not directly tied to the policy changes. The judge from Pennsylvania said, "President Obama's unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause, and therefore, is unconstitutional." In this case the Judicial branch has ruled that the executive acts are unconstitutional. This wasn't the supreme court's ruling but falls into that category. I believe this is effective because it keeps the president in check and brings attention to what he's trying to do and could improve a idea the president has.
The U.S. Senate found Federal Judge G. Thomas Porteous of Louisiana guilty on four articles of impeachment on Wednesday, which will remove him from the federal bench. He had been accused of accepting kick-backs and lying to the Senate and FBI. The vote makes Porteous, 63, only the eighth federal judge in the nation's history to be impeached and convicted. Porteous, who turns 64 this year, was appointed to the federal bench in 1994. The Legislative branch is restraining the Judicial branch by impeaching a federal judge. I believe this is effective because if it wasn't for the Legislative branch, this federal judge could have continued his corruptive ways.
One year into his presidency, Donald Trump is among the most successful presidents when it comes to appointing federal judges. Trump has appointed 12 circuit court judges – the second highest rate among any president since 1912. One reason Trump has been able to fast-track judges: His Republican Party holds a slim majority in the Senate. The president gets to appoint supreme court judges but has to go through congress before being approved. I do believe this is effective, although if the majority is the same party as the president then it is likely they will approve who the president has picked.
The Senate refused to ratify a treaty that was backed by Obama and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), the treaty fell five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for confirmation. Those that voted for the treaty believed that the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities would simply require the rest of the world to meet the standards that Americans already enjoy under the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act. Republicans argued the treaty could lead to legal challenges for people homeschooling children and objected that it would create new abortion rights. In this case the Legislative branch is keeping the Executive branch in check. They are refusing to ratify a treaty that is backed by the president. I believe that is effective because it keeps our president in check and forces him to work harder and fix his mistakes.