Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court reflects the substantial changes in the makeup of the High Court and landmark rulings from recent Court terms. No other reference on the Court offers so much detail and insight in such a readable format. This classic resource explains everything readers need to know about the Supreme Court, from its origins and how it functions to the people who have shaped it and the impact of its decisions on American life and the path of U.S. constitutional law. Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court covers the Court’s entire history; its operations; its power in relation to other branches of government; major decisions affecting the other branches, the states, individual rights and liberties; and biographies of the justices.

Chapter 15: Congressional Pressure

Chapter 15: Congressional pressure

Congress and the judiciary are separate but interdependent branches of the federal government. The Supreme Court defines the limits of congressional authority under the terms of the Constitution; Congress confirms the Court's members, sets its jurisdiction, and pays its bills. Just as the Court has used its judicial review powers to influence the shape of ...

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