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Lecture 18 - Lecture 18 Compliance and Implementation:...

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Lecture 18 Compliance and Implementation: Another important footnote “When courts make unconstitutional decisions, we should not enforce them…” o Idea that courts don’t have any enforcement mechanism and must rely on the other branches o Seen with implementation of Brown I and Brown II- nothing happens with desegregation until 1965 (around 10 years later) Why are some policies implemented while others are not? Deals with the compliance and implementation of court decisions Clarity of the Court’s opinion/decision is an important factor with compliance The most dominant factor that keeps coming up The more the Court is clear on what it wants and what the policy means, the more compliance there is Supportive or unsupportive policy setting The decision goes against the type of environment Ex. Decision that has anti-environment consequences during a time with a “go green” attitude Level of Coercion The Court’s ability to use coercive tools Taxes Dynamics of the responding agency
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course POL 150 taught by Professor Gates during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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Lecture 18 - Lecture 18 Compliance and Implementation:...

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