Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking
Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking
Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking
Brand: Rowman n Littlefield Publishers

Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking

  • Publish Date: 2000-12-20
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Colton C. Campbell; John F. Stack Jr.

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The Supreme Court is frequently portrayed as an isolated entity void of politics that reaches judgments by some unseen and unknowable logic. At the same time, Congress is cast as a singularly political enterprise with little regard for nuanced lawmaking. This volume of original essays by leading scholars shows both branches in a new light. It explores the impact of sustained partisan politics, the recent reassertion of legislative power at the expense of judicial review, and the sometimes stormy relationship between Congress and the Court.


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