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Author Harvey, Anna L. (Anna Lil), 1966- author

Title A mere machine : the Supreme Court, Congress, and American democracy / Anna Harvey
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 366 pages)
Contents The Supreme Court, Congress, and American democracy -- The Supreme Court, the elected branches, and the Constitution -- Estimating the effect of elected branch preferences on Supreme Court judgments -- The puzzle of the two Rehnquist courts -- Explaining the puzzle of the two Rehnquist courts -- Elected branch preferences, public opinion, or socioeconomic trends? -- Restoring the Court's missing docket -- Misreading the Roberts court -- What's so great about independent courts, anyway?
Summary In this work, Anna Harvey reports evidence showing that the Supreme Court is in fact extraordinarily deferential to congressional preferences in its constitutional rulings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Supreme Court.
Judicial independence -- United States.
Judicial power -- United States.
Political questions and judicial power -- United States.
Separation of powers -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300171110
0300199198 (electronic bk.)
9780300199192 (electronic bk.)