Is the Supreme Court a political institution?

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  • Created on: 28-03-13 09:35
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  • Is the Supreme Court a politcal institution?
    • Judical Body (no)
      • Apellate Court
      • Members use their powers selectively & sparingly
      • Interest groups play a role by sponsoring cases
      • Appointed for life
    • Political body (yes)
      • Warren Court - legislating from the bench
      • Roe v Wade
      • Brown v Board of Education
      • Court rulings reflect public opinon
        • Death penalty
      • Judical activism
      • Political appointments do not always turn out as planned
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