Institutions of American Democracy: The Judicial Branch

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Institutions of American Democracy: The Judicial Branch

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Book Chapter

Donald P. Kommers, American Courts and Democracy: A Comparative Perspective, in Institutions of American Democracy: The Judicial Branch 200 (Kermit L. Hall & Kevin T. McGuire eds., 2006)

The Judicial Branch considers the impact of courts on American life and addresses such central questions as: Is the Supreme Court an institution of social justice? Is there a case for judicially created and protected social rights? Have the courts become sovereign when interpreting the Constitution? Essays examine topics that include the judiciary in the founding of the nation; turning points in the history of the American judicial system; the separation of powers between the other branches of government; how the Supreme Court resolves political conflicts through legal means; what Americans know about the judiciary and its functions; and whether the American scheme of courts is the best way to support democracy.

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9780199274130

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Oxford University Press

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New York

Keywords

Supreme Court, constitutional law, comparative law, democracy, judicial branch

Disciplines

Comparative and Foreign Law | Constitutional Law | Law | Supreme Court of the United States

Institutions of American Democracy: The Judicial Branch

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