Posc Notes 2-14-12

Posc Notes 2-14-12 - Posc Notes 2/14/12 Questions about...

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Posc Notes 2/14/12 Questions about access rule? Review political question doctrine was last of the access rule we looked at Some issues are too controversial for court to handle Better to differ to other branches of government Court has carved out three political questions Foreign policy(ie Goldwater vs Carter) Ratifying constitutional amendments (Coleman vs May be self serving Republican form of government clause every state in union is guaranteed a republican form of government Judicial Selection 1)what should be the process of selecting judges? 2)what should the criteria be? 3)How should judges be held accountable Basic tension /t judicial independence and democratic accountability How to reconcile these competing interests? State Judicial selection -selected by either election or appointment, all federal judges are appointed by pres approved by senate -initially there was concern with pressure groups influencing 1) Historical background: concern with avoiding manipulation of judges Act of Settlement 1701 ensure judges had a consistant wage
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course POSC 130 taught by Professor Rentelen during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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