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An insightful exploration of the constantly evolving relationship between the Court and Congress The Supreme Court and Congress explores how the Court operates in relation to legislative action, as well as how it has defined the extent and limits of congressional power. Individual chapters trace conflicts between branches over the power of judicial review and other key separation of powers issues, civil rights for African Americans and women, individual liberties, and regulation of the national economy. Essays and documents also examine the different interpretations of the Constitution by the judicial and legislative branches, and how the resulting dialogue helps reconcile constitutional interpretation with democratic government.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872895249
ISBN-10: 0872895246
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 20mm)
Pages: 447
Imprint: CQ Staff Directories,US
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Louis Fisher

Louis Fisher is a senior scholar in the Law Library at the Library of Congress and author of more than a dozen books, including Constitutional Conflicts Between Congress and the President, Presidential War Power, In the Name of National Security, and Military Tribunals and Presidential Power, winner of the Richard E. Neustadt Award.

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