Federalist 78

The text. Simple and mark-able.

The text of Federalist #78 in both MS Word and in PDF formats. Download your preferred format and refer to it occasionally throughout the course. Simply read and highlight the document, adding your comments on a printout or in MS Word, Adobe, or other program.


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1. Which branch does the author focus on in Federalist #78?

2. What does he say about federal judges and their tenure/term in office?

3. What does the author predict about judges passing judgement on acts of the legislature?

4. According to the author, how does the courts’ independence assure liberty?