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Political Science 2000 National Government Paper #2 Due in discussion sections on April 3 rd or 4th The Supreme Court in American Politics. The Supreme Court is a peculiar organization in American politics. Our representative democratic government specifically reserves substantial authority for a judicial body that is not elected or subject to popular recall. Do you believe the Supreme Court uses this authority wisely? Inevitably the answer to this question depends upon your individual beliefs about the role of government in society. Select one of the areas of civil rights or civil liberties outlined in We the People to justify your answer – such as religious practice, speech, privacy, criminal procedure, affirmative action, or another area of law. Important: reference specific cases and specific decisions to explain why the Supreme Court does, could, or should influence policy in the area you select. Be sure to explain both why
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSCI 2000 taught by Professor Kursten during the Spring '07 term at Western Michigan.

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