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The Resource In defense of a political court, Terri Jennings Peretti

In defense of a political court, Terri Jennings Peretti

Label
In defense of a political court
Title
In defense of a political court
Statement of responsibility
Terri Jennings Peretti
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Can the Supreme Court be free of politics? Do we want it to be? Normative constitutional theory has long concerned itself with the legitimate scope and limits of judicial review. Too often, theorists seek to resolve that issue by eliminating politics from constitutional decisionmaking. In contrast, Terri Peretti argues for an openly political role for the Supreme Court
  • Peretti asserts that politically motivated constitutional decisionmaking is not only inevitable, it is legitimate and desirable as well. When Supreme Court justices decide in accordance with their ideological values, or consider the likely political reaction to the Court's decisions, a number of benefits result. The Court's performance of political representation and consensus-building functions is enhanced, and the effectiveness of political checks on the Court is increased. Thus, political motive in constitutional decisionmaking does not lead to judicial tyranny, as many claim, but goes far to prevent it. Using pluralist theory, Peretti further argues that a political Court possesses instrumental value in American democracy. As one of many diverse and redundant political institutions, the Court enhances both system stability and the quality of policymaking, particularly regarding the breadth of interests represented
  • In Defense of a Political Court marshals considerable empirical evidence regarding the courts and American democracy to support its provocative normative argument. In so doing, it bridges the gap between normative constitutional theorists and political scientists who study the courts
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peretti, Terri Jennings
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4575
LC item number
.P466 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Judicial review
  • Political questions and judicial power
  • Constitutional law
Label
In defense of a political court, Terri Jennings Peretti
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40660183
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9780691009056
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99012206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
In defense of a political court, Terri Jennings Peretti
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
40660183
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9780691009056
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99012206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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