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Published: 29 September 2011

238 Pages


ISBN: 9780199756766

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A Doubtful and Perilous Experiment

Advisory Opinions, State Constitutions, and Judicial Supremacy

Mel A. Topf

  • Provides readers with the first comprehensive treatment of the history, concept, jurisprudence and controversies relating to state Supreme Court advisory opinions
  • Includes unique analyses of several single advisory opinions and insights into the legal and political dynamics of the creation and exercise of a constitutional provision
  • Written by a knowledgeable scholar with extensive experience in the interplay between communication and exercise of authority and power within the judicial system