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

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Colton C. Campbell, John F. Stack
Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Law - 144 pages
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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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Contents

Tables
9
PART ONE CONGRESSIONAL OBJECTION TO JUDICIAL PREROGATIVE
19
THREE Separation of Powers and Judicial Impeachment
37
The Strange Case
49
PART Two NEW SOURCES OF CONGRESSIONALJUDICIAL CONFRONTATION
67
SEVEN The Least Dangerous Branch? The Supreme Courts
95
EIGHT When Do Courts Legislate? Reflections
111
Bibliography
121
Introduction 1
5
The State and the Womens 25
25
The Dalit Movement and Emergence of the Mahila Samakhya 49
49
Sanghas of the Mahila Samakhya Karnataka MSK Program 73
73
Theoretical and Research Implications 99
99
Glossary 113
113
Appendices 119
119
Bibliography 143
143

Index
133
About the Contributors
143
List of Tables Appendices and Photographs ix
ix
Index
155
About the Author
161
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Colton C. Campbell is assistant professor of political science at Florida International University and is currently a visiting assistant professor of political science at American University. He is the coeditor of New Majority or Old Minority? The Impact of Republicans on Congress. He served as an APSA Congressional Fellow in 1998-99 in the office of U.S. Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.).

John F. Stack, Jr. is professor of political science at Florida International University and director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship. He is the author of International Conflict in an American City: Boston's Irish, Italians, and Jews, 1935-1944, and editor of Ethnic Identities in Transnational World; Policy Choices: Critical Issues in American Foreign Policy; The Primordial Challenge: Ethnicity in the Contemporary World, and The Ethnic Entanglement.

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