ch 15 The Judiciary

ch 15 The Judiciary - The Judiciary Iron Triangles Congress...

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The Judiciary Iron Triangles Congress Interest Group Bureaucracy Committee/ Subcommittee Interest Group Bureaucratic Agency Shared Interests Scenario 1 Aging AARP Social Security Administration Additional Social Security for Seniors Scenario 2 Specialty Corps Tobacco Industry US Dept. of Agriculture Selling more tobacco products Scenario 3 Armed Forces Defense Contractors Defense Dept Building up Military Arsenal Why are Iron Triangles problematic? o Removes ppl from process Enables Interest Groups to dominate policy May contribute to inflated budgets for the bureaucracy Encourage policy that benefits narrow special interests The Judiciary FF intended it to be the least influential branch
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o SC is only judicial body mentioned by Const. o Dual Structure o Federal o State Federal Courts 3 Levels o 91 District Courts Hear about 300K cases annually Where most cases begin and end o Courts of Appeals 12 “circuits” Defendants who lost cases in district courts Hear about 60K cases annually o Supreme Court Final court of appeals
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Spring '06 term at Texas A&M.

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