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This edition: Between a Rock and Hard Place

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Episode Details

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.