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Published: 20 January 2011

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780195340341

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Judicial Restraint in America

How the Ageless Wisdom of the Federal Courts was Invented

Evan Tsen Lee

  • Mini-biographies of leading Supreme Court justices to clarify how politics, society, and the power of ideas have shaped American public law
  • Analysis of the development of "standing" law which helps resolve important academic debate about the origins of this doctrine
  • Situates the rules governing access to the federal courts in a social and political context to give the reader concrete examples of how politics and culture shape the law, including constitutional law

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