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A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy

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A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy - Harvey, Anna
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Introductory textbooks on American government tell us that the Supreme Court is independent from the elected branches and that independent courts better protect rights than their more deferential counterparts. But are these facts or myths? In this groundbreaking new work, Anna Harvey reports evidence showing that the Supreme Court is in fact extraordinarily deferential to congressional preferences in its constitutional rulings. Analyzing cross-national evidence, Harvey also finds that the rights protections we enjoy in the ...

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A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy 2014, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300205770

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A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy 2013, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300171112

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