TITLE

JUDGES AS HONEST AGENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Easterbrook, Frank H.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Summer2010, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p915
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the issue of the proposition that judges should be honest agents of the enacting legislatures when implementing statutes. It asserts that judges get tenure in exchange for promising to carry out federal laws. It discusses the three reasons why a judge must carry out the policy created by the enacting Congress even if the law would be amended. Also discussed is the case, Logan versus the United States, that highlights the issue of whether a misdemeanor under state law will count as a violent felony.
ACCESSION #
51917836

 

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