Congressional Constraint and Judicial Responses

Examining Judiciary Committee Court Curbing and Court Structuring Bills

Authors: Tecklenburg, H. Chris

Free Preview
  • Performs a bicameral analysis of court curbing and court structuring legislation over time
  • Examines court curbing and court structuring legislation from the perspective of the judiciary committees
  • Analyzes administrative court curbing, which describes when Congress prevents judicial review over executive or administrative actions 
  • Provides an account of separation of powers motivations behind judicial review and justiciability  
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-44379-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
About this book

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.

About the authors

H. Chris Tecklenburg is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science and International Studies department at Georgia Southern University, USA. He received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of South Carolina, and his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. His current research interests include Constitutional Law issues, including separation of powers.

 

 

 

Reviews

“This book provides a novel description of conflict between the Congress and the US Supreme Court. Tecklenburg’s perspective on legislative constraints on the judiciary breathes fresh air into an important and timely topic. At a time when high-stakes conflict among our national institutions is politically and socially salient, this book will be essential reading.”

Tom Clark, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Political Science, Emory University, USA

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-44379-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Congressional Constraint and Judicial Responses
Book Subtitle
Examining Judiciary Committee Court Curbing and Court Structuring Bills
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44379-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44379-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38083-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 120
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
Topics