President Donald Trump will sign a $1.3 trillion spending bill, hours after tweeting he was considering vetoing this bill. He was considering vetoing this bill because he was unhappy that it did not include spending for the DACA program and his plan for the wall. He says he will not sign another bill like this again. This is an example of checks and balances in government because the Executive branch and the President are able to veto a bill if they think it is necessary.
Ruling in historic Windsor case establishes equality for married gay couples under Federal Law. The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that section three of the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act" is unconstitutional and that the federal government cannot discriminate against married lesbian and gay couples for the purposes of determining federal benefits and protections. This is an example of checks and balances in our government because the Supreme court may rule that laws or executive are unconstitutional.
Judges pursuing class action suit for cost of living increases once denied. Federal judges are going to court over the discussion of higher pay. This is an example of checks and balances in government because the Legislative branch sets salaries of federal judges.
The Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court after President Trump selected him for this position. The vote was 54-45. This selection angered liberals but conservatives loved Trumps pick. This was another win for Trump. This is an they example of checks and balances because the President appoints Supreme Court and other federal judges. But the senate has to confirm the selection. This allows the president to make his own decisions but it is backed up by the senate.