09/07 Notes

09/07 Notes - Constraint on Constraint on Type of Judicial...

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Type of  Constraints Source Constraint on  Judicial Power Constraint on  Judicial  Coercion Doctrinal Law The Law of  Justiciability Remedy Law Institutional Internal/Externa l organization -Passivity -Fragmentation  (one court can’t  speak for  another) -checks &  Balances -Inherent  inefficiency Cultural Elite and Public  Opinion Reluctance to  crack down on  graffiti Resistance of  target  subculture NOTE: FOR YOUR PAPER, YOU’LL BE ANALYZING ONLY ONE ASPECT OF THIS MATERIAL—SUCH AS GALANTER’S THEORY ON LEGAL RESOURCES OR THE IDEA OF CULTURAL CONSTRAINTS The Constrained versus Dynamic Court Debate circa 1788 -Alexander Hamilton, Federalist paper 78: designed to influence public opinion. “…the judiciary is beyond comparison the weakest of the three departments of power.” -Anti-Federalist “Brutus” (probably Robert Yates): -“This power in the judicial will enable them to mould [sic] the government, into almost any shape they please.” Putting the Pieces Together: The Constrained Court View (CCV) versus Dynamic Court View (DCV) - What are the Constrained Court versus Dynamic Court views?
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