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The role of the Supreme Court in American politics : the least dangerous branch?

Author: Richard L Pacelle
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2002.
Series: Dilemmas in American politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Pacelle attempts to answer the question, "What is the proper role for an non-elected institution within a representative democracy?" He examines how non-elected judges should use their role of judicial review, and whether non-elected judges serve as protectors of the "insular minorities," i.e., those groups that lack access to political power.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Pacelle
ISBN: 0813367530 9780813367538
OCLC Number: 48447705
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2002.
Description: xvii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Supreme Court : law or politics --
2. The historical dimension of the dilemma --
3. The Democratic dimension of the dilemma : unelected policymaking --
4. The institutional dimension of the dilemma : constitutional and self-imposed limitations --
5. The judicial capacity dimension of the dilemma : does the Supreme Court have the ability to make policy --
6. The individual dimension of the dilemma : the bases for decisions --
7. Toward resolving the dilemma : a return to the recent past.
Series Title: Dilemmas in American politics.
Responsibility: Richard L. Pacelle, Jr.

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Concern for the appropriate role of the Supreme Court as a policy maker has been one of the most enduring questions of American politics. Richard Pacelle traces the historical ebb and flow of the  Read more...

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