Examination of the Budgetary Relationship Between the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress, 1789-2005

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The primary audience of this work will be scholars who study judicial process and behavior at the federal level of government. The data cover in excess of 205 years of American history. No comprehensive work on this subject has ever been published.


“This research effort is an important contribution to our collective knowledge because it confirms our understanding that inter-institutional conflict in a system of separation of powers is a constant that we cannot ignore. A growing body of comparative research indicates that other governments featuring a separation of powers configuration encounter similar conflicts. Through this book, James Prescott teaches us the importance of paying attention to the budgetary process as part of judicial politics.” – Prof. Albert P. Melone, Southern Illinois University

Table of Contents

1. The Supreme Court’s Financial Dependence Upon Congress
2. Research Design
3. An Empirical Analysis of U. S. Supreme Court Appropriations
4. An Historical Analysis of the Financial Relationship between the Supreme Court and Congress
5. The Role of the Chief Justice in Representing the Supreme Court Before Congress
6. Congressional Appropriation Hearings on the Supreme Court
7. Conclusion

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