Institutions of American Democracy: The Judicial Branch
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.
Oxford University Press
Supreme Court, constitutional law, comparative law, democracy, judicial branch
Comparative and Foreign Law | Constitutional Law | Law | Supreme Court of the United States
Kommers, Donald P., "Institutions of American Democracy: The Judicial Branch" (2006). Books. 359.