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The United States Supreme Court: A Political and Legal Analysis 2nd ed isbn 9781526107336

U.S.Supreme Court

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Robert McKeeverLecturer in American Politics, University of Reading

ISBN13: 9780719040825
ISBN: 0719040825
New Edition ISBN: 9781526107336
Published: June 1997
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The United States Supreme Court can be a perplexing institution. Yet as the third co-equal branch of national government, its contribution to American politics needs to be appreciated as much as those of Congress and the presidency. This text its aimed at students and teachers of American politics who have little or nor previous knowledge of the Court.;McKeever explains the legal and judicial frameworks within which the Supreme Court works and emphasises the political forces which surround and influence it.;He examines the ways in which the presidency, Congress and interest groups bring pressure upon the judicial decision-making process and the extent to which the justices are able to rise above the political fray.;This includes a chapter devoted to the 'new' politics of Supreme Court appointments, and an analysis the Court's contemporary agenda, including issues such as abortion, affirmative action and gay rights.;Finally, McKeever discusses the roles played by the Supreme Court in American politics and government and the extent to which these vary in rhythm with the broader political system.

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The Court's contemporary agenda; a historical overview; cases, decisions and judicial procedures; politics and judicial review; appointments; the power of the Supreme Court - constraints, compliance and impact; the role of the Supreme Court in American government and policies.