The Resource The limits of judicial independence, Tom S. Clark

The limits of judicial independence, Tom S. Clark

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The limits of judicial independence
Title
The limits of judicial independence
Statement of responsibility
Tom S. Clark
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates the causes and consequences of congressional attacks on the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the extent of public support for judicial independence constitutes the practical limit of judicial independence. First, the book presents a historical overview of Court-curbing proposals in Congress. Then, building on interviews with Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, and judicial and legislative staffers, as well as existing research, the book theorizes that congressional attacks are driven by public discontent with the Court. From this theoretical model, predictions are derived about the decision to engage in Court-curbing and judicial responsiveness to Court-curbing activity in Congress. The Limits of Judicial Independence draws on illustrative archival evidence, systematic analysis of an original dataset of Court-curbing proposals introduced in Congress from 1877 onward, and judicial decisions. This evidence demonstrates that Court-curbing is driven primarily by public opposition to the Court, and that the Court responds to those proposals by engaging in self-restraint and moderating its decisions"--Provided by publisher
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1980-
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Clark, Thomas S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8775
LC item number
.C53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Political economy of institutions and decisions.
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Judicial independence
  • Judgments
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The limits of judicial independence, Tom S. Clark
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-312) and index
Contents
Introduction -- A political history of Court-curbing -- Conditional self-restraint -- Court-curbing and the electoral connection -- Public support and judicial review -- Ideological implications of Court-curbing -- The limits of judicial independence
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 334 p.
Isbn
9780521135054
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
20100127 80
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)586134648
Label
The limits of judicial independence, Tom S. Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-312) and index
Contents
Introduction -- A political history of Court-curbing -- Conditional self-restraint -- Court-curbing and the electoral connection -- Public support and judicial review -- Ideological implications of Court-curbing -- The limits of judicial independence
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 334 p.
Isbn
9780521135054
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
20100127 80
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)586134648

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