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Superintending democracy : the courts and the political process

Banks, Christopher P. (Added Author). Green, John Clifford, 1953- (Added Author). United States. Supreme Court. (Added Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library KF 8742 .S55 2001 30530178 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 1884836720 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 396 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Akron, Ohio : University of Akron Press, 2001.

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General Note: "U.S. Supreme Court."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-379) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Superintending democracy / Christopher P. Banks and John C. Green -- The United States Supreme Court's response to American political corruption: the failure of Constitutional law or the success of Republican liberty? / Christopher P. Banks -- A legal strategy for challenging Buckley v. Valeo / Jon C. Bonifaz, Gregory G. Luke, and Brenda Wright -- Dollars and sense: in praise of Buckley v. Valeo / Joel M. Gora -- The role of disclosure in campaign finance reform / Trevor Potter -- Splitting the difference: the Supreme Court's search for the middle ground in racial gerrymandering cases / Barbara Perry -- The right to party: the United States Supreme Court and contemporary political parties / John C. Green -- The United States Supreme Court as an obstacle to political reform: the weak constitutional justification for the two-party system / David K. Ryden -- Ironies abound in the United States Supreme Court's rulings limiting political patronage / David M. O'Brien -- Whitewater, Iran-Contra, and the limits of the law / Katy J. Harriger -- The influence of the NAACP legal defense fund on the United States Supreme Court's decision making in minority voting rights law / Steven C. Tauber -- "A December storm over the U.S. Supreme Court": Bush v. Gore and superintending democracy / Christopher P. Banks -- Appendix. Summaries of key cases. Buckley v. Valeo (1976) ; Timmons v. Twin Cities area New Party (1997) -- Elrod v. Burns (1976) ; Shaw v. Reno I (1993) ; Bush v. Gore (2000).
Subject: United States. Supreme Court.
Political questions and judicial power United States
Election law United States
Campaign funds Law and legislation United States
Law and politics

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Superintending Democracy : The Courts and the Political Process
Superintending Democracy : The Courts and the Political Process
by Banks, Christopher P.; Green, John C. (Editor)
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Superintending Democracy : The Courts and the Political Process

This timely book is a diverse collection of essays by nationally recognized scholars, politicians, and lawyers that challenges the popular myth that the U.S. Supreme Court is an apolitical institution. It analyzes the manner in which the U.S. Supreme Court superintends the electoral process through its judicial decision-making. As a provocative study of the intersection between law and politics, it considers whether the nation's highest court, as an inherently undemocratic and counter-majoritarian political institution, should enter the so-called political thicket and decide legal disputes concerning political corruption, campaign finance, political parties, patronage, and redistricting. Because there are few books on the U.S. Supreme Court and its impact on American electoral politics, Superintending Democracy is a welcome addition to social science and legal scholarship. It is a book for political scientists, legal scholars, and students who are interested in learning about American politics, constitutional law, or the political nexus between law and courts.
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