The Political Question Doctrine and the Supreme Court of the United States

The Political Question Doctrine and the Supreme Court of the United States

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Historically, the political question doctrine has held the courts from resolving constitutional issues that are better left to other departments of government, as a way of maintaining the system of checks and balances. However, this book discusses the gradual changes in the parameters of the doctrine, including its current position dealing with increasingly extraterritorial concerns.
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  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 521.64g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073911283X
  • 9780739112830

About Nada Mourtada-Sabbah

Nada Mourtada-Sabbah is associate professor of political science and chair of the Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah. Bruce E. Cain is Robson Professor of Political Science and director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley and the UC, Washington Center.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Rise and Fall of the Political Question Doctrine Chapter 3 Law and Prudence in the Law of Justiciability: The Transformation and Disappearance of the Political Question Doctrine Chapter 4 Leaving the Empty Vessel of "Republicanism" Unfilled: An Argument for the Continued Nonjusticiability of Guarantee Clause Cases Chapter 5 Two Centuries of Changing Political Questions in Cultural Context Chapter 6 A Political Question By Any Other Name: Government Strategy in the Enemy Combatant Cases of Hamdi and Padilla Chapter 7 Political Questions in France Chapter 8 Who Should Be the Authoritative Interpreter of the Constitution? Why There Should Not Be a Political Question Doctrine Chapter 9 Bush v. Gore: Too Political? Chapter 10 Political Questions and Political Cases: The Evolving Justifications for Judicial Involvement in Politics Chapter 11 Termination of the ABM Treaty and the Political Question Doctrine: Judicial Succor for Presidential Power Chapter 12 Political Questions and Political Remedies
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