American constitutional law : essays, cases, and comparative by Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn

By Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn

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As we shall see throughout this book, an appreciation of what we share with and how we differ from others can be a powerful tool for understanding constitutional interpretation in the United States. Selected Bibliography Abraham, Henry J. 2007. S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Bush (II). : Rowman & Littlefield. Baum, Lawrence. 2006. The Supreme Court. 9th ed. : CQ Press. Bloch, Susan Low and Thomas G. Krattenmaker, eds. 2008. Supreme Court Politics: The Institution and Its Procedures.

Unconstitutional—as would be possible in Germany, Canada, and the United States. When an English court makes such a ruling, the case is tossed back to Parliament, which then has the option of repealing the law or reaffirming the statute. 26 ................. 29 Even within the two species, though, there is wide room for variation. Different constitutions provide for different judicial structures and kinds of organizations, for different procedures, and for different methods of appointing and removing justices.

As a general matter, the factors include: 1. the importance of the issue or issues the case raises; 2. the clarity of the issues involved; 3. whether the lower court has developed a clear and complete record of the case; and 4. the potential impact of the case on the Court’s own credibility and prestige. ’’ The function of the Supreme Court is, therefore, to resolve conflicts of opinion on federal questions that have arisen among lower courts, to pass upon questions of wide import under the Constitution, laws, and treaties of the United States, and to exercise supervisory power over lower federal courts.

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