I wonder if my American friends can help clarify something for me.
As an Australian, what I see of your government in the media confuses me. I know you have 3 branches; Legislative, Executive and Judicial.
The way I understand it, the Legislative branch, which is Congress, makes the laws.
Why then, is the Supreme Court, which is meant to be enforcing laws, always in the news for making this, that and the other a law?
For instance, gay marriage wasn’t legal until the Supreme Court decided it was. And the supreme court is deciding whether or not to extend the eviction moratorium.
Why is the Supreme Court deciding what’s law and what isn’t instead of Congress?
It doesn’t make sense to me.