TITLE

The Majoritarian Difficulty and Theories of Constitutional Decision Making

AUTHOR(S)
Dorf, Michael C.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law;Dec2010, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p283
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the impact of majority public opinion on judicial judgments. Recent research in the field of political science and law reveals that judicial review in the U.S. is affected by "counter-majoritarian difficulty." Public opinion also matters in constitutional amendment, changes in judicial doctrine, and changes in judicial personnel. The political system also affects the decisions of the courts.
ACCESSION #
76111519

 

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