The Least Dangerous Branch

Author: Alexander M. Bickel
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300173338
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This classic book on the role of the Supreme Court in our democracy traces the history of the Court, assessing the merits of various decisions along the way. Eminent law professor Alexander Bickel begins with Marbury vs. Madison, which he says gives shaky support to judicial review, and concludes with the school desegregation cases of 1954, which he uses to show the extent and limits of the Court’s power. In this way he accomplishes his stated purpose: “to have the Supreme Court’s exercise of judicial review better understood and supported and more sagaciously used.” The book now includes new foreword by Henry Wellington.Reviews of the Earlier Edition:“Dozens of books have examined and debated the court’s role in the American system. Yet there remains great need for the scholarship and perception, the sound sense and clear view Alexander Bickel brings to the discussion.... Students of the court will find much independent and original thinking supported by wide knowledge. Many judges could read the book with profit.” -Donovan Richardson, Christian Science Monitor“The Yale professor is a law teacher who is not afraid to declare his own strong views of legal wrongs... One of the rewards of this book is that Professor Bickel skillfully knits in "ations from a host of authorities and, since these are carefully documented, the reader may look them up in their settings. Among the author’s favorites is the late Thomas Reed Powell of Harvard, whose wit flashes on a good many pages.” -Irving Dillard, Saturday ReviewAlexander M. Bickel was professor of law at Yale University.

The Least Dangerous Branch

Author: Stephen Powers
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275975371
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Is the American judiciary still the "least dangerous branch," as Alexander Hamilton and legal scholar Alexander Bickel characterized it? Powers and Rothman explore the impact of the federal courts, providing a brief account of the development of constitutional law and an overview of the judiciary's impact in six controversial areas of public policy.

The Least Dangerous Branch

Author: Kermit Hall
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815334286
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Available as a single volume or as part of the 10 volume set Supreme Court in American Society

The Role Of The Supreme Court In American Politics

Author: Richard Pacelle
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0813345707
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When the Supreme Court's effectively decided the presidential election of 2000, it decision illustrated a classic question in American politics: what is the appropriate role for the Supreme Court? The dilemma is between judicial activism, the Court's willingness to make significant changes in public policy, and judicial restraint, the Court's willingness to confine the use and extent of its power. While the Framers of the Constitution felt that the judiciary would be the "least dangerous branch" of government, many have come to the conclusion that courts govern America, a notion at odds with democratic government.Richard Pacelle traces the historical ebb and flow of the Court's role in the critical issues of American politics: slavery, free speech, religion, abortion, and affirmative action. Pacelle examines the arguments for judicial restraint, including that unelected judges making policy runs against democratic principles, and the arguments for judicial activism, including the important role the court has played as a protector of minority rights. Pacelle suggests that there needs to be a balance between judicial activism and restraint in light of the constraints on the institution and its power. Stimulating and sure to generate discussion, The Supreme Court in American Politics is a concise supplemental text for American Government and Judicial Politics course.

Publius Vs Brutus And The Debate Over The Least Dangerous Branch

Author: Elliot G Rotvold
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Formatted as a curriculum unit for social studies, grades 9-12. Includes lesson plans, activites, source documents, etc.

The Growth Of Judicial Power Perspectives On The Least Dangerous Branch

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The Most Dangerous Branch

Author: Edward B. McLean
Editor: University Press of Amer
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"Over the years the Supreme Court of the United States, and other courts, have been subjects of controversy, disagreement, praise, and condemnation. Many of the expressed misgivings regarding the expansion of judicial power have been born out by the decisions reflected not only in the verdicts of the Supreme Court of the United States, but also in other judicial forums of American society. The effect of these decisions has resulted in an attack on the American civil society that compels the nation to follow courses of development that, were they to be legitimate, would have emanated from the political institutions of the country, not from the legal institutions." "The Most Dangerous Branch is a collection of essays that provide support for these contentions and hope to prompt citizens to demand greater responsibility by the courts and their adherence to their proper role in a system under the rule of law."--BOOK JACKET.

Constitutional Commentary

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Denver University Law Review

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American Government

Author: William Lyons
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
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This comprehensive text features an American political culture theme throughout. Pedagogy and features demonstrate how political culture (values, expectations, beliefs) is revealed through popular culture (movies, cartoons, TV, music). The text also has extensive coverage of the traditional topics and the historical context from which they arose.

Supreme Court Of The United States

Author: George H. Rutland
Editor: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
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Although not as glamourous as the Presidency and not as raucous as Congress, the Supreme Court quietly wields more power and influence over life in the United States than the other two combined. There is not a facet of life in the US that the Supreme Court is not called upon sooner or later to offer an opinion about. This bibliography gathers important literature about the Supreme Court and provides access through subject groupings as well as author and subject indexes. Contents: General; History; Separation of Powers; Constitutional Law; Freedom of Religion; Judicial Process; Civil Rights; Justices; Freedoms; Judicial Power and Indexes.

The Yale Law Journal

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Constitutional Law

Author: William B. Lockhart
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Presidential Defiance Of Unconstitutional Laws

Author: Christopher N. May
Editor: Praeger
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Explores the question of whether the president may refuse to comply with those laws that he believes are unconstitutional.

The American Experiment

Author: Peter Augustine Lawler
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
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The editors of The American Experiment have assembled 29 lectures from outstanding teachers of American politics to offer a comprehensive overview of American government. This book can be used in place of a main or supplemental text in introductory courses as well as a layperson's guide to American government.

Waging War On Trial

Author: Brian R. Dirck
Editor: ABC-CLIO
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A thought-provoking and engaging guide to the legal, moral, and political issues that arise when the United States goes to war.

On Courts And Democracy

Author: J. Skelly Wright
Editor: Praeger
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This collection of nine essays selected from the nonjudical writings of Judge J. Skelly Wright deals with many of the important legal-policy questions of his career. Emphasizing his long-held belief that the disadvantaged should receive special protection, he details some of the ways in which the courts have failed to meet the needs of the underprivileged. He expands his views on judical activism, the uses and abuses of money in America's political process, and other of his abiding concerns. Each essay is preceded by an introductory statement discussing the content of the article.

Public Attitudes Toward Civil Justice

Author: Martin Zuger
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Current Legal Theory

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The Supreme Court On Trial

Author: Kent Roach
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This book addresses timely questions: What is judicial activism? Can judges simply read their own political preferences into the Charter? Does the Court have the last word over democratically elected legislatures? Are our judges captives of special interests? What can Canadians and their governments do if they think the Court has got it wrong?