This edition: Between a Rock and Hard Place
When compliance with federal law concerning disabled persons threatens it with financial disaster, the city comes into direct conflict with the judicial branch of the federal government. Theme: Separation of powers among the three branches of government and the concept of checks and balances. Key Concepts: Definition of a federal system of government; separation of powers among the three branches of government; how the system of checks and balances works. Turning Points: Reviews the three principles of federalism, separation of powers and checks and balances as safeguards against the abuse of power.