Congressional Constraint and Judicial Responses: Examining Judiciary Committee Court Curbing and Court Structuring Bills

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Congressional Constraint and Judicial Responses: Examining Judiciary Committee Court Curbing and Court Structuring Bills

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Georgia Southern University faculty member Henry Christian Tecklenburg authored Congressional Constraint and Judicial Responses: Examining Judiciary Committee Court Curbing and Court Structuring Bills.

This book examines the relationship between Congress and the Federal Judiciary over time. Several aspects of this separation of power dynamics are examined, including court curbing legislation, court structuring legislation, justiciability, and judicial review. Unlike prior works, this book examines this relationship from a bicameral perspective, as it is argued that there are different motivations and reasons as to why and how each chamber of Congress approaches its relationship with the federal judiciary. In addition, this book considers the role of the judiciary committee in the legislative process, as bills that were reported out of committee are examined. Several possible causes of this legislative activity and judicial responses are analyzed, including polarization, judicial review, unanimity on the court, the changing issue agenda of the Court, ideological institutional distance, and divided government. The results reveal that there are important differences with regard to how the chambers interact with the federal judiciary.

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2020

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Cham: Palgrave Macmillian

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9783030443795

Congressional Constraint and Judicial Responses: Examining Judiciary Committee Court Curbing and Court Structuring Bills
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