the supreme court and american democracy case studies on judicial review and public policy

Download Book The Supreme Court And American Democracy Case Studies On Judicial Review And Public Policy in PDF format. You can Read Online The Supreme Court And American Democracy Case Studies On Judicial Review And Public Policy here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Supreme Court And American Democracy

Author : Earl E. Pollock
ISBN : 9780313365256
Genre : Law
File Size : 40. 65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 504
Read : 435

Download Now


Topically arranged casebook of U.S. Supreme Court decisions with extensive commentary dissects the Court's decisions on current "hot-button" national policy issues.

Comparative Judicial Review And Public Policy

Author : Donald Wilson Jackson
ISBN : UOM:39015028481631
Genre : Law
File Size : 44. 79 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 306
Read : 513

Download Now


This text sets forth a framework for comparative analysis into the origins of judicial review, its use as a policy tool, and its exercise and impact in the policy-making process. Case studies by respected scholars demonstrate various approaches and problems in twelve countries, including Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. An appendix points to different constitutional interpretations relating to judicial review and judicial restraint. Chapter reference lists and a selected bibliography at the end of the book refer to important recent studies on the subject of judicial review.

First Amendment Rights An Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author : Nancy S. Lind
ISBN : 9781610692137
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 23. 34 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 716
Read : 675

Download Now


This two-volume work addresses every key, cutting-edge issue regarding the First Amendment, including subjects such as freedom of religion, freedom of press, freedom of speech, and freedom of organization. • Contributions from 20 academicians and practitioners • Several court case highlights • A complete bibliography and a chapter-by-chapter glossary

Annual Review Of Political Science

Author : Annual Reviews, Inc
ISBN : 0824333071
Genre : Political science
File Size : 39. 16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 956
Read : 1252

Download Now


The mission of Annual review of political science is to provide systematic, periodic examinations of the field through critical authoritative reviews. The comprehensive critical review not only summarizes a topic but also roots out errors of fact or concept and provokes discussion that will lead to new research activity. Each review contains title, author(s), key words, abstracts, review and bibliography.

Courts And Social Policy

Author : Donald L. Horowitz
ISBN : 0815707312
Genre : Law
File Size : 44. 24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 914
Read : 1028

Download Now


In recent years, the power of American judges to make social policy has been significantly broadened. The courts have reached into many matters once thought to be beyond the customary scope of judicial decisionmaking: education and employment policy, environmental issues, prison and hospital management, and welfare administration—to name a few. This new judicial activity can be traced to various sources, among them the emergence of public interest law firms and interest groups committed to social change through the courts, and to various changes in the law itself that have made access to the courts easier. The propensity for bringing difficult social questions to the judiciary for resolution is likely to persist. This book is the first comprehensive study of the capacity of courts to make and implement social policy. Donald L. Horowitz, a lawyer and social scientist, traces the imprint of the judicial process on the policies that emerge from it. He focuses on a number of important questions: how issues emerge in litigation, how courts obtain their information, how judges use social science data, how legal solutions to social problems are devised, and what happens to judge-made social policy after decrees leave the court house. After a general analysis of the adjudication process as it bears on social policymaking, the author presents four cases studies of litigation involving urban affairs, educational resources, juvenile courts and delinquency, and policy behavior. In each, the assumption and evidence with which the courts approached their policy problems are matched against data about the social settings from which the cases arose and the effects the decrees had. The concern throughout the book is to relate the policy process to the policy outcome. From his analysis of adjudication and the findings of his case studies the author concludes that the resources of the courts are not adequate to the new challenges confronting them. He suggests various improvements, but warns against changes that might impair the traditional strengths of the judicial process.

The Democratic Constitution 2nd Edition

Author : Neal Devins
ISBN : 9780190279561
Genre : Law
File Size : 78. 30 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 956
Read : 713

Download Now


Constitutional law is clearly shaped by judicial actors. But who else contributes? Scholars in the past have recognized that the legislative branch plays a significant role in determining structural issues, such as separation of powers and federalism, but stopped there--claiming that only courts had the independence and expertise to safeguard individual and minority rights. In this readable and engaging narrative, the authors identify the nuts and bolts of the national dialogue and relate succinct examples of how elected officials and the general public often dominate the Supreme Court in defining the Constitution's meaning. Making use of case studies on race, privacy, federalism, war powers, speech, and religion, Devins and Fisher demonstrate how elected officials uphold individual rights in such areas as religious liberty and free speech as well as, and often better than, the courts. This fascinating debunking of judicial supremacy argues that nonjudicial contributions to constitutional interpretation make the Constitution more stable, more consistent with constitutional principles, and more protective of individual and minority rights.

Judicial Review Procedure

Author : Richard Clayton
ISBN : 1841130761
Genre : Law
File Size : 54. 19 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 653
Read : 578

Download Now


Judicial review is the fastest growing area of modern legal practice. To satisfy clients' needs, practitioners dealing in a broad range of areas must be able to answer two fundamental questions - is judicial review available? And if so, what is the correct procedure to be used? Based on their practical experience, the authors of Judicial Review Procedure recognise the needs of the busy lawyer and provide a one-stop guide to answering these complex questions.

Judicial Politics In Mexico

Author : Andrea Castagnola
ISBN : 9781315520599
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 53. 89 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 739
Read : 364

Download Now


After more than seventy years of uninterrupted authoritarian government headed by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), Mexico formally began the transition to democracy in 2000. Unlike most other new democracies in Latin America, no special Constitutional Court was set up, nor was there any designated bench of the Supreme Court for constitutional adjudication. Instead, the judiciary saw its powers expand incrementally. Under this new context inevitable questions emerged: How have the justices interpreted the constitution? What is the relation of the court with the other political institutions? How much autonomy do justices display in their decisions? Has the court considered the necessary adjustments to face the challenges of democracy? It has become essential in studying the new role of the Supreme Court to obtain a more accurate and detailed diagnosis of the performances of its justices in this new political environment. Through critical review of relevant debates and using original data sets to empirically analyze the way justices voted on the three main means of constitutional control from 2000 through 2011, leading legal scholars provide a thoughtful and much needed new interpretation of the role the judiciary plays in a country’s transition to democracy This book is designed for graduate courses in law and courts, judicial politics, comparative judicial politics, Latin American institutions, and transitions to democracy. This book will equip scholars and students with the knowledge required to understand the importance of the independence of the judiciary in the transition to democracy.

American Constitutional Law

Author : Robert J. Steamer
ISBN : PSU:000019223384
Genre : Law
File Size : 88. 12 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 253
Read : 374

Download Now


AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Introduction and Case Studies is written, edited and designed specifically for the one-semester course on constitutional law. Through a technique of selecting opinions to do double-duty by simultaneously illustrating substantive constitutional developments and judicial approaches to policy formulation, this tightly-organized case/textbook is both comprehensive and economical in its coverage of constitutional law and the Supreme Court.

Judicial Activism

Author : Christopher Wolfe
ISBN : 0847685314
Genre : Law
File Size : 65. 27 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 209
Read : 1049

Download Now


In this revised and updated edition of a classic text, one of America's leading constitutional theorists presents a brief but well-balanced history of judicial review and summarizes the arguments both for and against judicial activism within the context of American democracy. Christopher Wolfe demonstrates how modern courts have used their power to create new "rights" with fateful political consequences and he challenges popular opinions held by many contemporary legal scholars. This is important reading for anyone interested in the role of the judiciary within American politics. Praise for the first edition of Judicial Activism: "This is a splendid contribution to the literature, integrating for the first time between two covers an extensive debate, honestly and dispassionately presented, on the role of courts in American policy. Stanley C. Brubaker, Colgate University"

Top Download:

Best Books