SMNR: Congress and the Courts

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WED 2:30 - 4:20 pm TNH 3.115

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Supreme Court reform is a hot topic today. But what power do Congress and the President have over the Supreme Court -- and when and how should they use that power? This seminar will examine various issues of Court reform, such as term limits and changes in the Court's size. We will also explore ways in which the political branches can and have enhanced the power of the federal judiciary. Throughout, we will consider broader themes, such as the constitutional separation of powers, the influence of partisan politics, and the importance of judicial legitimacy.

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