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Courts and Congress America's Unwritten Constitution

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ISBN-10: 1412811449

ISBN-13: 9781412811446

Edition: 2010

Authors: William Quirk, Ralph Nader

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It is often said, confirmed by survey data, that the Americanpeople are losing confidence in their government. Butthe problem may be the reverse-the government haslost confidence in the people. Increasingly the power tomake decisions in our democracy has been shifted fromCongress to the court system, forcing non-elected officialsto make decisions that affect the lives of Americans. In asociety based on the democratic elections of its officials,this is clearly backwards.Quirk maintains that what he calls "The Happy Convention,"an informal and unwritten rearrangement of"passing the buck" of government powers, is done toavoid blame and approval ratings becoming lower fora particular person or…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 331
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.00" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English