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Chapter 6. The Court's Role in Shaping the Powers of Government
Chapter 6. The court's role in shaping the powers of government

The Supreme Court's unique role in the American system of government has been to define the powers of government, including those of elected lawmakers. This function may seem an extraordinary one for judges, who, after all, are unelected and not accountable to the voters for their decisions. Yet from the beginning, an independent ...

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